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Faith Christian Upper School Hi-Y students participated in 76th Model General Assembly.

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Ten Faith Christian Upper School Hi-Y students participated in the 76th Model General Assembly (MGA) April 18-21, with over 300 other students from around the Commonwealth. Prior to participating, FCS students researched and wrote bills over the last several months, and at MGA presented the bills in committee and again on the floor. They took questions, debated with other senators and delegates, and worked through amendments as their bills went through the legislative process. As a result, the bill by Caleb Eng and Alex Caywood was passed by the Youth Governor.

Congratulations to the FCS Hi-Y students for a job well done in representing their club and our school at this statewide leadership program.

FCS MGA Delegates 2022-2023
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What Are Hi-Y Clubs and the Model General Assembly?

Hi-Y clubs perform school and community service projects as well as participate in the Virginia YMCA’s model government programs. The Model General Assembly program was established in 1948 by the Virginia YMCA, designed to introduce high school students to the legislative process of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Legislation is debated in committees and on the floors of the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. Students from public and private schools from across the Commonwealth participate in the event. 

 2021-2022 Delegates From Faith Christian School

Students from Faith Christian School served in a variety of roles.

  • Delegates: Alex Caywood (House Floor Leader), Lailah Lineberry, Juliette Melnychuk, Graham Whitaker, and Bella Miller

  • Senators: Rachelle Brown, (Committee Chair), Hailey Nichols, Caleb Eng, and Lily Ayers

  • Youth Governor’s Cabinet: Caroline Haig

  • Bill patrons: Ayers, Melynchuk, Caywood, Eng, Whitaker, Nichols

Additionally, Caroline Haig and Caleb Eng both ran for elected office. Haig advanced from the primary to the final election for Lt. Governor, and Eng advanced from the primary to the final election for Youth Governor. Both Haig and Eng prepared speeches, campaigned and participated in a panel discussion with their fellow candidates facilitated by the MGA media. 

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Faith Christian School is delighted to announce that Caroline Haig was elected Lt. Governor for the 2024 Model General Assembly.

Caroline Haig was also selected to attend the YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs (CONA) this summer in Black Mountain, NC. CONA was started in 1968 as a follow-up to the outstanding state’s Youth in Government programs conducted by the YMCA throughout the US.

Additionally, Trace Percell, Class of 2022, returned to MGA to serve as a volunteer. Trace was a prior Hi-Y member, MGA participant and CONA attendee while at Faith Christian School.

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