Nineteen aspiring leaders from the Wilton High School’s Model Congress triumphed at this year’s Yale Model Congress conference in New Haven, Dec. 1-4, with half of them taking home awards.
Since the start of the school year, Wilton Model Congress students attended weekly meetings to debate, polish and amend their student-written legislation in preparation for the conference.
Wilton was one of the top 30 public and private high schools in the Northeast to attend the conference, which provides civic-minded high school students the opportunity to participate in a simulation of the American legislative process.
During the conference, Wilton’s legislation covered topics ranging from overseas American military installations to infrastructure investments, and the students served on a mock Supreme Court and Presidential cabinet.
In total, the students at the conference legislated more than 400 bills.
The Wilton students were recognized for their achievement while legislating in full chamber debates during the conference, and half were awarded for their outstanding legislative and debate skills.
The following Wilton students received Best Delegate Awards for being the best performing delegates in their committees:
- Randy Ramirez — Judiciary Committee.
- Michael McElroy — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
- Nicholas Johnson — Supreme Court.