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Model Congress Brings Home Awards

Monday, April 10, 2017

Montclair High School’s Model Congress Team competed at the University of Pennsylvania Model Congress conference where they went up against over 700 students from schools all over the United States. They spent four days in debate, simulating the American Congress. The Model Congress students wrote bills and debated them working towards their passage in a small committee setting and a large congressional setting.

“We are so proud of our team who, led by team President Leila Alidoost, brought home an unbelievable 23 awards,” shared advisors Billy Wingren and Tom Manos. “Our team, which consists of 9-12th graders, won a litany of awards in the committee sessions, full sessions and even special advanced committees.”

Following is the list of winners:

Ben Boehlert   
Honorable Mention in Committee 
Outstanding in Full Session

Kimoni DePass 
Honorable Mention in Committee 
Honorable Mention in Full Session

Isabella Epstein   
Honorable Mention in Committee

Ariella Frank
Best in Committee

Grace Gorant
Honorable Mention in Committee

Maya Jenkins
Honorable Mention in Committee

Owen Kaplan
Best in Committee
Best in Full Session
Best in Special Committee

Isabel Levine
Honorable Mention in Committee         

Levi, Neeve
Honorable Mention in Committee

Julia Maskin
Best in Committee

Olivia McKenzie
Best in Committee

Noah Moyse
Most Outstanding in Committee

Will Polen
Honorable Mention in Committee        

Dean Schansinger
Best in Committee
Best in Full Session

Mirit Skeen   
Honorable Mention in Committee

Gabe Weintraub
Honorable Mention in Committee

Max Weintraub
Honorable Mention in Committee
Honorable Mention in Full Session

Updated: 9/25/2017