Ms. Katie Boland (Social Studies Department, Trumbull High School) reports a new success of the THS Model Congress Team:
Thank you so much for our recent donation for our THS Model Congress trip to Washington DC this past weekend to compete at the Princeton Model Congress competition. Nineteen Trumbull High students were able to explore the sights of our nation’s capital, speak with Senator Christopher Murphy on the Hill, and debate legislation with a thousand students from all over the country.Ethan Bachand ’18 (co-President of THS Model Congress) spoke about his experience meeting Senator Christopher Murphy in his office, “When I was waiting in the meeting room for the senator, I thought we would get to see him for maybe 5 minutes if we were lucky seeing how busy a senator would usually be. But in reality we got a chance to talk to Senator Murphy for a good half hour or so about his job while getting to know him better. It was an awesome experience to meet someone who represents our whole state and get to know him for more than just a face on a campaign billboard. We got the chance to hear about his background in politics and how he reached the point he is at today. He talked about some of the major acts he has accomplished while working on the hill, and Senator Murphy even gave us his stance on congressional terms, which was an awesome thing for us to hear about coming from an actual senator. It was the perfect way to cap off a great day at the capitol building, and truly an experience I will never forget.”We also came away with a few awards throughout the weekend. Each committee of 15-20 students had a top performer known as the “Best Delegate” and two other students recognized as “Honorable Mentions.” They also had the same awards for the Full House and the Full Senate sessions (over 150 students each).I’m proud to announce our five awards:
- Best Delegate – Nicholas Marchenko – House Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
- Honorable Mention – Derek Marble – Senate Judiciary Committee
- Honorable Mention – Cristina Catana – House Armed Services
- Honorable Mention – Ethan Bachand – House Energy & Commerce
And special congrats to Cristina who was also an Honorable Mention in the full House session, a first for Trumbull High!Thank you again for always supporting our team… we truly do appreciate it!