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The Idea School Joins YU Model Congress

On March 10, The Idea School competed in theYU Model Congress for the first time. Four students prepared for weeks by writing resolutions and practicing speeches ahead of the event. Opening remarks were presented by Congresswoman Kathleen Rice who charged the Model Congress with appreciating the responsibility and the opportunity they have to educate themselves and become more actively involved in the future of the country in leadership roles. Alex Libkind, the director of Model Congress, discussed the behavior of the Jewish people, ast week’s parsha, Ki Tisa, in which Moshe used the power of speech to discuss and respectfully defend the Jewish People in discussions with Hashem. The students then went to their committees and spent the day presenting the speeches that they wrote for their own resolutions and debating both the affirmative and negative sides of the other resolutions. Student senators did exemplary work in their respective committees including Armed Forces, Transportation, Judiciary and Agriculture.

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