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Ark Valley Voice: Buena Vista Civics Bee Finalists Named on April 11

The 2024 top 20 finalists in the Buena Vista Civics Bee will compete live and in-person at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

Co-hosted by the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County (LWVCC), the local  Civics Bee is part of a nationwide competition organized by the United States Chamber of Commerce. The winners of the Buena Vista competition will go on to the Colorado Civics Bee Competition; the state winners will then compete at the National Civics Bee in Washington, D.C.

Liz Morgan, Executive Director of the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, noted that the contestants were “observant, and heartbreaking, and wise, and well researched–and we adults have to get better at solving the problems the kids are asking us to solve.”

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