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Arc Valley Voice: Buena Vista Chamber Invites Middle Schoolers to Enter the 2023 National Civics Bee

The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of an initiative aimed at encouraging more young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities; inviting Buena Vista Middle Schoolers to participate in the 2023 National Civics Bee.

Organized in partnership with The Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the competition in Buena Vista will inspire middle schoolers to become better informed about American democracy, to engage respectfully and constructively in the community, and to build greater trust in others and institutions.

“The BV Chamber is excited to partner with BV Schools, the home school community and private schools in the greater Buena Vista area to get our youth excited about participating in our democratic process and learning how to do so constructively,” said President and CEO of the Buena Vista Chamber Heather Rupska. “We look forward to our businesses, elected officials, other leaders, and our whole community partnering with us to make this an amazing experience for our kids.”

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