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Model Congress

 
 
                             
 
  
Model Congress is a co-curricular program which gives students the opportunity to to engage in a role-playing simulation of the United States Congress. Students can be on any of the Senate or House committees. In addition, students also may participate in a Supreme Court Activity, as well as an Executive Branch simulation. They research and draft legislation which is presented before committee members drawn from high schools across the country.
 
The Model Congresses are held at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Yale University, where our students not only debate the model legislation they have prepared but also have the opportunity to experience the breadth of campus life.
 
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Penn  Model Congress March 2019
 
Members of North Shore's Penn Model Congress in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
 
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Yale Model Congress 2018:
 

16 North Shore students attended this year's Yale Model Congress ( November 29-December 2). Students, alongside students from other high schools, served on various committees including Arms Services, Foreign Affairs, Health-Education-Labor-Pensions (HELP), Judiciary, and Science and Technology. In committee, students debated prepared bills and voted on them. 11 out of 15 bills proposed and presented by NSHAHS students were passed. North Shore junior Daniel Kroll, served in the Presidential cabinet as the Attorney General and participated in an impeachment proceeding involving the Model Congress President. 

Adam Hakimi, serving in a Banking and Finance committee was advocating for banking reform. Rebeka Nissan is the author of a bill in a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee - HELP) calling for education programs for prisoners. Both students had their bills passed in their respective committees.