The VBA is pleased to announce the First Annual VBA Civics Award Contest, open to all Vermont high school students. The award is “to encourage and reward civics education and the understanding and appreciation of the rights and obligations of citizenship in our democracy.” Submissions will be judged on the degree to which the project meets specified goals including: level of knowledge in civics topics; civics skills; and engagement with the community. There are two categories for submissions, either a classroom or an individual.
The deadline for submissions is May 7, 2022. Prizes will be awarded during the high school awards ceremonies at the end of the school year. We’re trying to ensure distribution of the materials to all high school students who might be interested in participating in the contest. Click on the VBA Civics Award 2022 flyer, if you would like to forward the materials to any high school students who might be interested in participating. Please feel free to also check with high schools in your area, to see if they received the materials (copies were recently sent to all principals for distribution.) Thanks very much for your help in publicizing the contest!