Student congress team argues at national qualifying tournament

Elin Lantz

By giving speeches and passing legislation, students in BSM’s Student Congress are simply government whizzes. But they are not the only ones: students across the state recently gathered as a congress and discussed, fought, and argued at the national qualifying tournament. “We did pretty well as a team,” said senior Nora Last, an alternate for nationals, “basically, we get legislations a week before and then we speak for and against a piece of legislation and if it should be passed. I realize that it doesn’t sound that exciting, but it’s really a lot of fun—it’s like competitive Youth in Government.”