Nine area schools are sending participants to the 18th annual Pa. Citizen Bee May 3 at the Carbon County Courthouse.
The Bee is an educational outreach program sponsored by The Times News.
Citizen Bee contestants participate individually, first completing a 30-minute written exam followed by five rounds of oral questions. Cash prizes of $300, $200, $100 and $100 will be presented.
The competition tests participants' knowledge of U.S. history, economics, geography, Pa. studies, local history and current events. This year's participants range from freshmen to seniors.