Harmony Science Academy student wins 2nd place in Civics Bee

Seven Harmony Science Academy students qualified to participate in the Odessa Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural National Civics Bee April 15.

The National Civics Bee was a live quiz event that tested civics knowledge. Harmony Science Academy 8th grade student, Alina Ahmad won 2nd place and $250. Ahmad also advanced to the state level competition. Harmony Science Academy Moyinoluwa Omotoye, won 4th place.

“Only 10 finalists were selected to participate in Saturday’s event and we are so proud that seven out of the ten were from Harmony Science Academy,” said Daniel Price, ELA teacher. “Their essays were fantastic, and they put in a lot of work studying for the quiz show.”

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce’s National Civics Bee was open to Odessa middle school students in grades 6-8. To qualify for the event, students had to submit a 500-word essay identifying a problem facing their community.