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Gianforte talks government with Kalispell middle schoolers

March 5, 2019
In The News

Students in Brian Fox’s seventh grade American history class have been studying the Constitution, government and elected officials. On Monday, a visitor from Washington brought what they’ve been learning to life.

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Montana) visited the Kalispell Middle School class Monday afternoon before heading back to Capitol Hill.

“I love coming to Mr. Fox’s class,” Gianforte said. “The kids are well prepped, they’ve been studying the Constitution, and they want to know how Washington works -- or doesn’t work.”

Students came to class with researched and prepared questions to ask Gianforte. Questions covered a range of topics, like how a bill becomes a law and the realities of life in the country’s capital.

“It’s so encouraging to see young people interested in learning how our system works,” Gianforte said. “Our representative republic here relies on an actively engaged set of citizens that study and learn and can voice their opinion.”

Gianforte’s visit was part of the American history class’s Constitution unit. Students learn about the government and how to be active and informed citizens.

This was Gianforte’s second year speaking with the Kalispell Middle School American history class.

“It’s so important at all our schools that we educate people -- our young people -- about the Constitution and what a precious document it is,” Gianforte said. “It’s the foundation of the liberties we enjoy here in this country.”

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