Wilton High School’s Model Congress hosted its Annual Conference on Saturday, Oct. 21, inviting schools from all over Fairfield County to compete and attend. Wilton entertained Model Congress clubs of Darien High School, Trumbull High School, the Christian Heritage School of Trumbull, and New Canaan High School.
Every year, the roster of attendees and attending schools increases and the Fall 2017 Conference was no exception. Over 60 students converged upon the halls of WHS, to address the same pressing issues faced by American legislators. Students enjoyed a full day of debate and discourse as they passed and failed the legislation of their peers.
The Conference also hosted Toni Boucher, Wilton’s local state senator, as the keynote speaker. Boucher presented to the students and answered their questions about the duties of elected office.
Model Congress provides civic minded high school students the opportunity to participate in a simulation of the American legislative process. The organizations are entirely student-run and travel to weekend long conferences at college campuses with hundreds of students from around the country.