Wilton Model Congress was ‘outstanding’ at Yale conference

The Wilton High School Model Congress participated in the 2015 Yale Model Congress in New Haven on Dec. 3-6, and earned the title of Outstanding Small Delegation for the third time.

With their adviser Kenneth Dunaj, 17 Wilton students attended the annual Yale University Model Congress (YMC), which hosted more than 25 of the top public and private high schools in the Northeast and more than 500 students this year.

The Wilton High School Model Congress provides civic minded high school students the opportunity to participate in a simulation of the American legislative process.

Wilton Model Congress students prepared for the Yale conference since the start of the school year, and participating students engaged in weekly legislative meetings to prepare and introduce their original legislation at YMC.

During the conference, students debated and compromised in order to address pressing issues, such as, but not limited to: police brutality, the crisis in Syria, doctor-assisted suicide, and renewable energy.

In addition to being named this year’s Outstanding Small Delegation, the following Wilton students were awarded for their outstanding legislative and debate skills at the conference:

  • Best Delegate: Jessica Kobsa (Senate Special Committee on Aging), Cameron Berg (Senate Foreign Relations), and Michael McElroy (Senate Environment and Public Works).

  • Best Legislation: Nicholas Johnson (Senate Armed Services), Michael Wallace (Senate Intelligence), and Julia Erardi (House Homeland Security/Energy and Natural Resources Novice Committee).

  • Honorable mention: Ravi Siripuram (Senate Judiciary) and Jonah Hirsch (Senate Homeland Security/Governmental Affairs).

To learn more about the YMC, visit yalemodelcongress.org .