The Model Congress Club is one of the school’s most successful clubs in terms of participation and student achivement. The club involves between 50-60 students a year and that participation is open to students in all four grades. The program, modeled after the work of the United States Congress, runs several trips a year to college campuses along the eastern seaboard. These include Yale University in mid November, Harvard University in early March and the University of Pennsylvania (in lieu of Rutgers University) in late March. Each trip is made up of between 20-26 students who represent United States Congressmen, Senators, and members of specialized committees such as the Historic Supreme Court.
Spots for each trip are open to all Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in good academic standing. Please see Mr. Peter R. Wright in Room 215 if you have interest/questions or attend the next organizational meeting (posted in the school's daily homeroom announcements).
The following students received awards at Yale Model Congress (November 8-11, 2007, hosted at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, a program of more than 600 high students largely from New England and mid-Atlantic states. Club President Alex Annese won the "gavel" (Distinguished Delegate)For Excellent in the Red Senate Ethics Committee.
At last year’s Twenty-first session of the Harvard Model Congress (March 4-7, 2006) in residence at the Sheraton Towers Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, more than 1,500 high school students from around the country participated. The following students received recognition: Club President Ryan Graham, ‘07, received an Award of Excellent for his work in the Senate C Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Similarly, William Potter received an Award of Excellence for his work on Senate A Foreign Relations: Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Finally, Malden Catholic’s Model Congress Club distinguished itself at its first ever participation at UPenn (March 16-19, 2006) with four students receiving commendations: Club President Ryan Graham, ‘07 received the gavel for Best Delegate in Committee for his work in White Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Brian Lewin, ‘07 similarly received the gavel for Best Delegate in Committee for his work in White Senate - Homeland Security; David Foreman, ‘07, Honorable Mention in Committee, for his work in Blue Senate - Armed Services; Gavin Corey, ‘06, Honorable Mention in Committee, for his work in Blue Senate - Foreign Relations.