News From Ramaz
The Ramaz Model Congress team attended the University of Pennsylvania annual high school conference. The team meets weekly to debate mock bills, with a year of practice culminating in the conference at Penn.
After some weather delays, the team made it to Penn and participated in committee sessions, full Senate and House sessions, and special programs for the weekend, taking a break for Shabbat. The members of the team were all in different House or Senate committees, and debated bills in their committees and presented their own bills. Committees included Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Judiciary; Appropriations; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and many more. Team members also participated in special programs: Esti B. '19 was in the Executive Branch, Netanel K. '18 was on the National Security Council, and Abigail H. '18 and Sam S, '18 were in the Supreme Court.
Four of the twelve members of the team won awards. Esti B.'19 won best delegate in Executive, and Abigail H. '18, Daniel L. '19, and Gail H.'20 received honorable mentions in their committees.
-Abigael F. '18