When we arrived we hurriedly got our placards and went to go get a spot in our separate committee rooms. Afterwards, we got emotionally and physically prepped to begin. As usual, our ritual commenced. Writing positive comments about our fellow teammates while wishing them the best. Our advisor, Mr. Lazar, the backbone of our team, had everything we had forgotten ranging from notepads to colored pens to cough drops and vitamin C. In our group huddle we were motivated and extremely pumped to win. We believed that we would leave here successful.
|Claire Lessler won Honorable Mention|
And from there, the whirlwind began. People passionately debated on topics that were thoroughly researched. Alliances were formed, broken and reshaped in order to best fit our country's interests. Doing the best we could possibly do with our comments, speeches and teamwork during caucuses.
~Deborah Coopersmith, Class of 2017