Local middle schooler a finalist in Kentucky Civics Bee competition

Finalists of the Kentucky Civics Bee traveled to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in Frankfort on May 14 to compete in the first-ever competition.

Charlotte Iranpour, a student at Scott County Middle School, placed as a finalist in the Kentucky Chamber Foundation inaugural Kentucky Civics Bee in Frankfort that was held Saturday. 

Ten middle school finalists from counties throughout the Commonwealth competed for a chance to win cash prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000. Lucas Campbell from Simons Middle School in Fleming County was named the winner of the competition, with Jiwoo Kim from Model Laboratory School in Madison County placing second, and Charleston Girdler from Somerset Christian School in Pulaski County placing third.

Local middle schooler a finalist in Kentucky Civics Bee competition

From left to right: Kentucky Chamber Foundation Senior Vice President Beth Davisson, Kentucky School Boards Association Director of Advocacy Eric Kennedy, Secretary of State Michael Adams, Charleston Girdler from Somerset Christian School, Jiwoo Kim from Model Laboratory School, Lucas Campbell from Simons Middle School, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Analyst of Corporate Communications for Community Relations Kim Sweazy, Kentucky Chamber Foundation Workforce Center Executive Director LaKisha Miller, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts.

Local middle schooler a finalist in Kentucky Civics Bee competition

Lucas Campbell from Simons Middle School in Fleming County discusses the essay he submitted to enter into the Kentucky Civics Bee.

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