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Congress is in session

St. Edmund Prep students in the Model Congress team have much to crow about this year. Members headed to Boston, Mass., during the weekend of Feb. 23 to Feb. 26, and participated in the annual Harvard Model Congress tournament.

The students competed against 1,500 other students from schools around the nation and even a few from Eastern Europe and one school from Greece. The fabulous filibusters were responsible for all aspects of parliamentary procedure, bill writing, and bill enactment in their respective committees for the House or Senate.

At the end of the four days, committee chairpersons selected honorable mentions and best delegates. The best delegates received a gavel, which are engraved and extremely prestigious, as only 70 in total are given out.

St. Edmund Prep’s Model Congress received three of those gavels — Chris Healy, Jared Rios, and John McCarthy. Honorable mentions were awarded to Jack Harkin and Vincent Carucci.

Standing O says, “Congratula­tions on your win, and maybe you can teach the real members of Congress a thing or two!”

St. Edmund Preparatory High School [2474 Ocean Ave. at Avenue T in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 743–6100].

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Posted 12:00 am, March 9, 2017
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