Model Congress

Advisor: Mr. Kurnas

The SHS Model Congress is an extra-curricular activity that students in grades 9-12 join if they have an interest in political issues and civic participation. Students attend conferences throughout the year, where they debate current national and international issues, while hoping to pass legislation on each topic. At these conferences, Stroudsburg Students work with students from around the country, from both public and private school districts. Often students from the colleges that host these conferences work with the students as advisors and committee chairs. Some of the committees that students work on include: education, science and technology, ethics, and international relations. Model Congress Club members also often participate in advanced committees that include the Supreme Court, District Court, National Security Council, and the Presidential Cabinet.

The Model Congress Club membership has been increasing greatly over the past several years, to the point that there are approximately 80 active members for the 2004-2005 school year. The club holds general membership meetings and officer meetings throughout the year.