Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s Middle School campus participated in The 24th Alabama YMCA Junior Youth Legislature on Friday, February 21 at the Alabama State Capitol. The conference, which is designed to prepare young people for moral and political leadership in the American Democratic Process, was held in the Alabama Capitol Auditorium. Montgomery Catholic had fifteen seventh and eighth grade students attend as delegates with their sponsors; Civics teacher, Mrs. Michelle Griswell and Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Sarah Rech.
|MCPS Delegates Emily Jones and Aimee Azar.|
MCPS’s Middle School had a great day gaining hands on experience with writing and debating bills and attending workshops on parliamentary procedure and how to write a bill. Gabriella Hernandez (7th) was elected Clerk. Amiee Azar (8th) was selected as an Outstanding Delegate. Eighth grade students, Hannaley Haigler and Alex Jolley received an award for Outstanding Bill for the bill they wrote: Removing the one year eligibility rule for Transferring High Schools in the Same District.
The MCPS students that attended the conference to learn more about the government process were, Delegates: Elizabeth Londell, Isabelle Saliba, Aimee Azar, Brenton Barker, India Richardson, Lauren Beverly, Carrie Belsterling, Skyler Brantley, Annamary Gilbert, Melody Taylor, Alez Jolley, Hannaley Haigler, Gabriella Janush-Hernandez, Emily Talbot and Emily Jones.