Published : Monday, March 13, 2017 | 1:28 PM
Ramona Convent students recently traveled across the U.S. to spend a week at Harvard University to get a taste of what our American government is like. Harvard Model Congress AKA HMC is the largest congressional simulation conference in the world where our future leaders can join to participate in a real government simulation, tour the Harvard University campus, and experience what East Coast life is like.
Senior Reanna Salvador shared, “Harvard Model Congress encourages students to start conversations about current affairs and gives students the opportunity to propose solutions as delegates within the American government. As a part of the Presidential Cabinet, I worked with twenty-three other high school students within my program to author, sign, amend, and vote on bills written by those participating in the conference. Being exposed to different cultures, both through touring Boston and meeting people from other states and even from around the world, was perhaps the greatest part of the HMC experience. I think it is important that events like HMC exist, so that young people are able to learn about how America functions and understand it is their opinions that will bring about a better, more unified tomorrow.”
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