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HS Students Head to Washington, DC For Princeton Model Congress

High School Students Head to Washington, DC For Princeton Model Congress
Posted on 11/20/2017
High School Students Head to Washington, DC  For Princeton Model CongressEach November, a group of Longwood High School students travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Princeton Model Congress (PMC). Located directly across from the Capitol building, students are given the opportunity to put what they’ve learned about government and politics into practice.

Over four days, students assume the roles and responsibilities of elected officials and draft legislation to address contemporary issues.  Model Congress is designed to help the youth of today become the responsible citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

Model Congress provides high school students with the unique opportunity to participate in simulated legislative sessions modeled after the United States Congress. Students from all over the country become the nation's elected leaders, discussing foreign and domestic policy questions and drafting legislation to address contemporary issues. Delegates learn to express their own views on the challenges currently facing our nation. 

The majority of students who attended the conference were part of either the House of Representatives or the Senate. Students were assigned in advance to one of the two houses and then also assigned to a committee within that house. They each did significant research and then drafted a bill relevant to their committee that they hoped would improve the United States in some way.
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