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Wednesday, 06 November 2013

November 6-- Last year Vidalia Heritage Academy was the only school in Georgia selected to participate in the prestigious Harvard Model Congress and sent four high school students to the event.

ImageThe high school at VHA has once again been selected for the conference and will be sending a seven student team to Harvard comprised of three sophomores and 4 freshmen. (L-R, front row: Makayla Martin, Kaylee Randolph, Leigha Williams, Ashley Dawson. Second row: DJ Hadden, Brayden Price, Ashton Jackson. Third row: History and Government Teacher Bobby George, Headmaster Jeff McCormick.)

Harvard Model Congress is being held in Boston in February and brings together more than 1,600 of the brightest high school students from all over the world.  Entirely run by Harvard University students, the conference simulates the workings of the United States Congress.  By providing an opportunity to see how policy is created, bills are passed, and how Congress functions, the Harvard Model Congress allows high school students to serve as Representatives, Senators, White House Staffers, Cabinet Members, Congressional Media, and Lobbyists.

“We were so humbled last year to be the only school in Georgia selected to be a part of something so prestigious,” says Jeff McCormick, VHA Headmaster. “The four students that participated did an incredible job being paired with other students from across the globe and holding their own in debates and drafting legislation. Two of them will be returning with the team this year and the maturity and insight they are giving to the five new students is amazing to watch. Plus, VHA is now guaranteed selection each subsequent year so we will have some of our high school students attend the Harvard Model Congress four years in a row. That looks incredible on any college application.”

According to McCormick, “We want our students to be world changers. I can think of no better way to positively influence our communities, our state, our nation, and the world with a biblical worldview than to have them involved with the political process at an early age.”

The estimated cost of attendance is $1000 per student but the school’s delegation is trying to reduce the cost by actively fundraising. If you are interested in making a donation to the VHA Model Congress team or for more information about the trip, contact Jeff McCormick at 912-537-6679 orjeffm@vidaliaheritage.com.

 


 

 
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