(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.