Students to compete in Citizenship Tournament finals | Events
After months of learning the ins and outs of government, 15 Washington students will put their knowledge to the test in the conclusion of the first Citizenship Tournament from former Congressman George Nethercutt.
The Nethercutt Foundation Citizenship Tournament aims to get students more involved in the democratic process. Over the past year, more than 550 students from 40 schools have been completing civic activities to get one of five spots for 4th, 8th and 12th in the finals on Saturday.
The final 15 students will compete by grade in a game show style semi-final and final round Saturday at Spokane Falls Community College hosted by KXLY 4’s own Nadine Woodward. Spokane Mayor David Condon, Rep. Timm Ormsby, Rep. Kevin Parker, County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn and Col. Brian Newberry will serve as judges for the event.
The students will be competing for scholarship money and trips that help them explore U.S. government:
- 12th grade: $10,000.00 plus a trip with Mr. Nethercutt to Washington D.C. to engage with federal lawmakers and members of the national media.
- 8th grader: $2,500.00 plus a trip with Mr. Nethercutt to Olympia to engage with State Government.
- 4th grade: $1,500.00 plus a day with Mr. Nethercutt exploring municipal government.
The event finals are free and open to the public, doors open to the Music Building at SFCC at 12:30 pm.