USM Shines at Harvard Model Congress

University School of Milwaukee Upper School students traveled to Boston to participate in the 34th annual Harvard Model Congress from February 20 to 23. In all, 32 USM students attended the four-day conference, and they were accompanied by Upper School faculty members Samantha Adey, Mike Barefield, Tyler Ritchie, and Sarah Titus ’00. Students participated on different committees with the purpose of experiencing both the rewards and challenges of serving in American government.

Many students were recognized for their work, including five who won the best delegate gavel, the top prize awarded to each serving committee: Wali Amin ’21: Best Delegate – National Economic Council; Lilian Jochmann ’22: Best Delegation – Supreme Court; Quinn Kingwill ’20: Best Delegate – Senate Finance; Calaway Swanson ’20: Best Delegation – Supreme Court; and Quinn Thompson ’20: Best Delegate – World Health Organization.

In addition, several students received honorable mentions for their work:
Athena Borca ’20: Honorable Mention – District Court; Aidanne DePoy ’20: Honorable Mention – Senate Environment and Public Works; Grey Dugan ’20: Honorable Mention – District Court; Anna Fitzsimmons ’21: Honorable Mention – District Court; Joseph Gozon ’21: Honorable Mention – World Health Organization; Stephanie Guy ’20: Honorable Mention – District Court; Cameron Hakami ’20: Honorable Mention – Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Caroline Harkless ’21: Honorable Mention – Senate Energy and Natural Resources; Rahul Mullick ’20: Honorable Mention – District Court; and Thomas Wright ’21: Honorable Mention – District Court.

While there, the students met up with USM alumni living in the Boston area, including Gianna Affi '18 and Nabeel Quryshi '18.

Congratulations to all the USM students who participated in the 2020 Harvard Model Congress:
Wali Amin ’21; Sam Bentley ’23; Athena Borca ’20; Kayleigh Coleman ’23; Charles Cushman ’22; Aidanne DePoy ’20; Grey Dugan ’20; Anna Fitzsimmons ’21; George Graham ’20; Grace Gridley ’20; Tara Goday ’20; Joseph Gozon ’21; Shreya Gundelly ’20; Stephanie Guy ’20; Cameron Hakami ’20; Caroline Harkless ’21; Nicholas Hu ’23; Lilian Jochmann ’22; Quinn Kingwill ’20; Reily Kingwill ’22; Ellie Leverett ’21; Zadan Mason ’22; Rahul Mullick ’20; Nico Potter ’21; Shaan Sharma ’22; Spencer Steffes ’22; Calaway Swanson ’20; Quinn Thompson ’20; Grace Tuttle ’22; Sammy Wood ’21; Thomas Wright ’21; and Joe Zimmerman ’22.
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