Emerson Smee, an Murray Middle Sixth grade student, has been selected as a LOCAL Finalist in the National Civics Bee. Smee’s essay was selected among the top 20 of all submissions.
Shelley Stubblefield, MMS assistant principal, said Smee worked diligently after school researching and writing her essay focused on the need for substitute teachers in the Murray/Calloway County community. “She really worked hard and wrote a very informative essay on how to become a substitute teacher, which addresses the current shortage of substitute teachers,” she said. “I applaud her great work ethic and ability to write and explain an educational need that directly affects education in so many school districts.”
Smee now qualifies to participate in the Local Event, Saturday, April 22 at Paducah’s downtown Carson Center. At the event, the third place winner will receive $125, the second place winner will receive $250, and the first place winner will receive $500.
All finalists will receive a tablet and certificate. The top three winners will also proceed to the State Event in Frankfort.
Smee is the daughter of Shawn and Lauren Smee, Murray.