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Information on latest Civics Bee

What's happening with our latest Civics Bee

2017 Civics bee

Teams from Plymouth North & South, Rising Tide, Sacred Heart, Duxbury, Carver and Silver Lake will compete on SUnday April 2, 2017 at the Spire Performing Arts Center 25 1/2 Court Street Plymouth at 1:30 PM. The public is invited and the event is free of charge.

2016 Civics Bee

After a tightly contested contest, Plymouth North again took home the trophy.

2015 Civics Bee Outcome

The first annual Civic Bee, held at the Spire Center for Performing Arts was won by a team of all senior boys from Plymouth North High School. The team took home the trophy donated by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Plymouth to display in their school for the next year.

Also competing were teams from Carver Middle and High School, Duxbury High School, Sacred Heart School and Plymouth South High School.

All teams did a wonderful job and are looking forward to returning next year.

2015 Civics Bee Press Release 1

TEAMS GEAR UP FOR AREA CIVICS BEE SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015

Five student teams will vie for the League of Women Voters trophy in our area's first Civics Bee on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Spire Center in Plymouth. Teams of four students each from Sacred Heart, Carver, Duxbury, Plymouth North and Plymouth South High Schools will demonstrate their knowledge in the competition, sponsored by the Plymouth Area League of Women Voters.

The Bee will focus on voting, three levels of government, local, state and federal, the Supreme Court and the Constitution. Here's a quick test:
1. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
2. How many U.S. Supreme Court justices are there?
3. What is the length of the term of office for the Governor of Massachusetts?
4. True or False--One can register to vote at a MA Registry of Motor Vehicles.
5. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend and cheer for their school.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues.

Answers: 1. We the People; 2. Nine; 3. Four years; 4. True; 5. press, speech, religion, assembly, petition

Civics Bee Press release 2

ARRIGHI TO MODERATE AREA CIVICS BEE SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015

The Plymouth Area League of Women Voters today announced that Plymouth Town Manager, Melissa Arrighi has agreed to serve as Moderator for the area Civics Bee on March 22, 2015 at the Spire Center in Plymouth.

Five student teams one each from Sacred Heart, Carver, Duxbury, Plymouth North and Plymouth South High Schools will demonstrate their knowledge in the competition. Ms. Arrighi will ask questions based on voting, three levels of government, local, state and federal, the Supreme Court and the Constitution.

Ms. Arrighi has served as an administrator in Plymouth for over 10 years. She became Town Manager in 2012 after having served as both Assistant and Acting Town Manager. She holds a Master Degree in Public Administration.

The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend and cheer for their school.