The Most Decorated Award Winning Presidents BHS MC has ever had in its 16 years led the way once again this winter at Harvard with its Gavel Winning DCourt team of Nicole Hobbs, Caitlin ONeill, Kylie Broughal, Rachel Rimm, Rachel Cassella, Catherine Liu, and Brian Levy. BHS MC had two DCourt teams represented over the February 26th weekend and both teams tried a handful of cases against teams from all over the country and even squared off against each other for The BHS Showdown in BTown. The team of H.O.B. edged out their BHS MC opponent peers Keah Lonergan, Maddy Coulter, Gio Esposito, Corey Wells, Katrina Perito, and Patty Liu in a hard fought, dramatic, exhausting court battle (both teams received their special emergency cases at midnight and were up most of the morning preparing for their 9am start). It was too bad poor Harvard did not give out individual awards this year because if they had BHS MC would have easily garnered a few more gavels (as in years past) for outstanding performances as attorneys and witnesses. Also attending Harvard and representing BHS MC with excellence was senior Sergei Poljak, who proudly and effectively assumed the Democratic role of Senator Dodd in committee and full sessions.
<br /><br />At Penn MC in Phili, the same weekend as Harvard (the first overlap conference in our history), 24 BHS MCers -- mostly juniors, 4 sophs, held their own against some very strong opponents from all over New England. Six honorable mentions were won by six juniors for their excellent committee efforts and performances � Delaram Takyar, Joe Flynn, Meg OBrien, Hannah Young, Kelsey Mullane and Paige Simmons. All of our BHS MC delegates were impressive over the wintery weekend in committee and full sessions, thanks to our Presidents who helped prepare them. It was a weekend not just of committee sessions but also yoga, bowling, Rocky runs, and tours of Phili by special guest bhs alum Sarah Forgione, who showed us her work against poverty and homelessness in the Kensington section of Phili.
<br /><br />Two conferences remain for BHS MCongress. About 50 frosh and sophs will attend the Columbia Univ MC on Easter weekend Saturday April 3rd for a full, long day of sessions. The weekend after (beginning of vacation week), Senior Presidents ONeill, Hobbs & Lonergan will lead a dozen or so select BHS MCers to Princeton Univ for the Moot Court tourney, where BHS MC is the two time back to back defending champs (ONeill & Takyar Fall ‘09, ONeill & Hobbs Spring ‘09). Spring should smile once again on BHS MC
<br /><br />From helping underclass bhsmcers write and revise bills, prepare and deliver speeches, ask the right questions and master parliamentary procedure, the BHS MC Presidents below have been focusing, grinding and game facing for every weekly night meeting, guiding, chairing and modeling award winning behavior for their peers. Together these nine Presidents have gone to almost 70 conferences over the past four years and have won an impressive 35 Awards. They have set the bar at a historic new height and have inspired and insured a strong BHS MC future. They have been great leaders, model students, and first class young adults.