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(TRENTON, NJ) – Twenty-four Kingsway student delegates of NJ Model Congress traveled to the State Capitol on Friday February 26th to take part in Leadership Day 2016. 


New Jersey Model Congress offers high school students the opportunity to simulate the experience of working in Congress.  Its objective is to educate students in the workings of our government and to encourage their active involvement in the democratic process.  Student delegates research and write bills on topics pertinent to their assigned committee where they will debate their bills in an effort to get them passed into law.  In preparation for NJ Model Congress 2015-16, student-delegates from over 20 schools up and down NJ, gathered in the State House Annex in Trenton to hammer out their party platforms and earn the coveted committee chair positions. 


Congratulations to Seniors Tommy Doyle and Brandon Quinn who earned two Chair positions for Kingsway. 


Selection as a Committee Chair mandates that candidates take a rigorous written test then run an ad hoc Committee.  Candidates must have a detailed knowledge of Parliamentary Procedures, show leadership qualities and have a high level of organizational skills to keep order in a committee while bills are fiercely debated.


Mr. Doyle was selected Senate President, while Mr. Quinn will head the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform.  They will represent Kingsway along with Marut Raval (Independent Party Leader), Joe Delmar (Democratic Party Whip) and Ben Manning (Republican Party Whip) and 21 student delegates (Representatives & Senators) at the upcoming NJ Model Congress on the campus of Rider University March 17th to 18th, 2016. 


“I have high expectations for our delegates and leaders at this Congress,” said adviser Andrew Young.  “I expect them to stand up, be heard and I challenge them to begin to make positive changes in our country.  It began in our debate classes and will continue in this Model Congress.  After that, it’s up to the students.”


To request further information on NJ Model Congress, please email Mr. Andrew Young at