Hanover County Model Congress

United States Capitol BuildingWelcome to students, parents, teachers and friends!

Hanover County Model Congress (HCMC) is a student-run Model Congress designed to give local middle school and high school students a hands-on opportunity to learn about government processes and to practice public speaking skills. Students will serve as delegates and chairs in the student House and Senate. The main goal is for students to learn by doing and have fun while learning. Each student delegate will serve on one committee and discuss its two issues during the event. Business dress is encouraged. 

Event Information

Friday, February 7, 2020 (optional) - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Atlee High School



Parent volunteers are appreciated. There are a variety of volunteer responsibilities for the event. Please indicate your preference and availability for the event on the registration form. 


  • 8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration (light breakfast provided)
  • 9:00–9:20 a.m. Party Caucuses
  • 9:20 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Committee Session I
  • 12:00–12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30–12:50 p.m. Party Caucuses
  • 12:50–3:30 p.m. Committee Session II
  • 3:45–4:00 p.m. Closing and Awards
  • 4:00–4:15 p.m. Parent Pick Up

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Committees and Discussion Topics

  • Science, Space, and Technology
  • Foreign Affairs/Relations
  • Education and the Workforce
  • Appropriations
  • Health
  • Homeland Security
  • Environmental

*Topics will be posted at a later date.


Carla Darby
Nathaniel Morrison

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