AIC to Host 78th Annual Model Congress

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The 78th annual Model Congress at American International College (AIC) will convene on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Founded in 1940, AIC’s Model Congress is the longest-running continuous congress of its type in the nation, and one of the College’s oldest campus traditions.

Each year, AIC’s Model Congress brings high schools from throughout New England to campus to write, debate, and pass legislation in a simulated congress. The program is completely student-run from program development, coordination, and hospitality to the organization and facilitation of the legislative sessions. With the strong support of faculty and staff, AIC student leaders have kept the program thriving and secured its place as an educational opportunity for high-school students throughout the Northeast for more than seven decades.

The AIC Model Congress awards scholarship opportunities to its top delegates. This year’s top delegate will receive the Kathryn Mauke Scholarship, a full four-year tuition scholarship to American International College. Second- and third-place delegates will receive half and quarter four-year scholarships to AIC.

The 10 participating schools are Agawam High School, Chatham Central High School, East Longmeadow High School, East Windsor High School, Minnechaug Regional High School, Pope Francis High School, Poultney High School, SABIS International Charter School, Southwick Regional School, and Wilbraham and Monson Academy.

Keynote speaker is Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse who was elected the youngest mayor of Holyoke, MA in November 2011 at age 22. Now 28, he is currently serving his fourth term.

All in favor, say “Aye”.

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