Hoboken High students score 2 Model Congress Awards
Hoboken High scores at Model UN with 2 awards:
Hoboken High School junior Francis Howitt and freshman Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks won national Excellence Awards at the 2011 Harvard Model Congress in San Francisco at the conference in January. Howitt and Yoon-Hendricks, along with 10 members of the Hoboken High School team, portrayed members of the United States government.
In his role as Democratic Representative Henry C. Johnson Jr. from Georgia, Howitt debated and drafted legislation within the Committee of Energy and Commerce. Yoon-Hendricks excelled in the role of Democratic Senator Jim Webb of Virginia in the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
The American government simulation is entirely organized and run by Harvard University students whose aim is to encourage high school students to get involved in their communities and the political process. Over 300 students from high schools from around the nation take part in the four day conference.
On their morning off, students toured the city of San Francisco and traveled to Muir Woods to experience the Redwoods of northern California.
Hoboken High School Harvard Model Congress 2011:
Frances “Duke” McCourt