Our athletic program isn’t the only venue for students to experience the joy of competition. On February 23rd a team of 31 Middlesex students will embark to Cambridge to participate in the annual Harvard Model Congress. Over the course of the four day event, these scholars won’t be students -they’ll be Senators and House Representatives, working with (and against) over 1400 other students to pass legislation in a full mock experience of the American government process.
Students like Annie ‘12 relish the opportunity to solve our nation’s problems by working with students from across the country. “It’s great to hear what American teens have to say about current global and domestic issues,” she explains, “We can be in session for almost four to five hours at a time, so it's really easy to meet people and make new friends.”
Model Congress veteran Andrew ‘13 also appreciates the chance to work with peers from Middlesex and beyond, noting the impressive quality of work that the teams produce: “There are bills and concepts that kids have thought up that, in my opinion, are of Congressional quality, or could at least change the national political dialogue in some form.” Emily ’13 echoes this belief: “My favorite part about Model Congress is the intellectual curiosity and passion of those who participate in it. I love the vitality of debate and enjoy the exposure to alternative perspectives that Model Congress brings.” Our Model Congress team has spent the year preparing for the big event, and we can’t wait to see them in action. Like all our students participating in extra curricular activities, the Model Congress team has fully embraced their work with passion, commitment, and fun.