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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — You can see a problem with the world around you, but can you solve it? — And we mean really offer a solution that improves the community around you. Good – Sign up for the National Civic Bee. On April 16, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be in the running for recognition and cash prizes for their ingenuity and understanding of the communities around them.

“We’re excited to bring this event to Michigan – this is a great way for students, teachers and parents to come together and help enhance civic engagement and civility,” said MI Chamber President & CEO Jim Holcomb. “Informed, active citizens are the heart of thriving communities and economies. We’re stronger together.”