High school students across the state can still sign up for the 2020 Wisconsin Civics Games. The registration has been extended until Friday, Nov. 15.
This will be the second year for the Civics Games, which was launched by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Schools and organizations that would like to sign up can do so here. After signing up to participate, teams will be sent study materials and resources to help prepare for the Civics Games.
The WNA has also compiled a 2020 Civics Games Guide with information on the competition. The winners of the state championship will earn $2,000 scholarships to the Wisconsin college or university of their choice.
“We’ve spent a lot of time, as a nation, getting students ready for STEM, but one of our schools’ most important duties is to prepare the next generation to be good citizens, and the Civics Games can play a role in that,” said WNA Foundation President Scott Peterson, editor of the Watertown Daily Times, in a statement. “This is so important for the future of our nation, to educate our kids about our democracy and get them engaged.”
The 2020 regional competitions will be Friday, April 24, at the University of Wisconsin campuses across the state. The two highest-scoring teams from each region will compete in the state finals on Friday, May 15, at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.
If a school has more than one team interested in participating in the regional competitions, it should plan to host a local Civics Games competition to determine who will advance. Resources to assist with local games can be requested by emailing WNA Membership & Communications Director Julia Hunter.
Individuals with general questions about the Civics Games should email WNA Foundation Board Member Eve Galanter.