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

Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In the case of inclement weather on February 9, the event will be moved to March 9, 2019.


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

American flagCommittees and Discussion Topics

  • Health (High School Only)
    • Abortion
    • Medical Device Regulation
  • Education and Labor (Middle School Only)
    • National Minimum Teacher Salary
    • School Security
  • Foreign Affairs
    • Syrian Refugee Crisis
    • Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles


Carla Darby
Nathaniel Morrison

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