Penn Model Congress 2018 - Awards Galore!!
19 North Shore students attended the Penn Model Congress at the University of Pennsylvania where they demonstrated their talent by simulating the real-life practices of our government’s legislative branch. Delegates drafted, presented and voted on legislation developed in their individual committees as a culmination of nearly a month’s worth of preparation in creating their bills and as a result taking home multiple awards.
Daniel Kroll (10th grade) won Best Delegate in Committee and Kayla Hutt (9th grade) won Honorable Mention in Committee. Additionally, Daniel Kroll and Andrew Gottleib (11th grade) received awards for being Outstanding Team in Courtroom in the Supreme Court activity where they argued as both petitioner and respondent for real cases that have appeared in front of our nation’s highest court. The winners received certificates and wood gavels to commemorate their excellent efforts.
Kayla Hutt Daniel Kroll Andrew Gottlieb
Congratulations to our wonderful winners!
North Shore Hebrew Academy High School attended the Yale Model Congress in December 2016.
(see below) Four of our students won awards at the event:
Mr. David Miles, Model Congress Advisor
Daniel Zenou: Best Budget in Executive Branch
Daniel Kroll: Honorable Mention in Committee
Alana Pearl: Best delegate In Full Session
Eric Katan: Best Legislation in Committee
Yale Model Congress 2016 (Courtesy of North Shore Notes)
by Aryeh Hajibay
This past weekend, a group of students from grades 9-12 with a unique interest in policy-making and our government had the privilege of participating in the annual Yale Model Congress. The Yale Model Congress, a simulation of our legislature on Capitol Hill, enables students to witness firsthand the intricacies of the political process. Delegates to the conference debated a wide range of highly controversial topics and even had the chance to sponsor their very own legislation. Students began the conference serving in their respective committees, each dealing with a specific set of issues, and those fortunate enough to pass their bills were able to present them in a full session of the U.S. Congress. After weeks of preparing for the conference, NSHAHS's delegation, with the guidance of Mr. David Miles, made meaningful contributions to the discussions and were, for the most part, successful in having their legislation passed.
Junior Caylie Tuerack, a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, passed a bill that guaranteed paid family leave to mothers after giving birth. Ariella Hajibay, a freshman who participated in her first Model Congress, unanimously passed a bill that proposed to resettle children refugees from Syria in the United States. Daniel Kroll, a freshman who served on the Appropriations Committee, passed a bill that would provide fair housing to victims of domestic abuse. Clearly, the weeks of hard work that went into preparing for the Model Congress paid off. We wish the Model Congress members the best of luck as they move forward in public speaking and debating public policy.