Recently the St. Edmund Prep Model Congress Team traveled to Washington D.C. to compete in Princeton Model Congress.
The team, with the help of the non-traveling team members, showed up ready for the challenge.
The eight students assumed their roles as Representatives and Senators and fought for the bills they drafted weeks before the competition.
Bills ranging from the introduction to a new type of nuclear energy to taming the actions of China in the South China Sea to amending Obamacare and reenacting postal banking. The students were nothing but spectacular as they defended their bills and managed to get six of their eight bills passed in their individual committees.
The students then moved on to Full House and Senate meetings where the merits of proposed bills were debated in a large group setting.
The team members made their voices heard by giving passionate speeches and sound advice on the constitutionality of the bills.
For four days, these young men and women assumed the role of policy makers and took that knowledge with them on a tour of the Capitol building provided by Senator Charles Schumer’s office.
Seeing government in action was an experience these students will never forget.