US Students Shine at YMCA Youth & Government District Competition
This past weekend, 10 Upper School students competed at the YMCA Youth & Government District Competition hosted by Duncanville High School.
Four students participated in the Legislative Division of the competition where they defended their own bills and debated the merits of other bills with committee members throughout the afternoon. Shreeya Madhavanur received the Distinguished Delegate award for being one of the top speakers in the Legislative Division. In addition, all of Greenhill's "Legislators" had their bills pass the committee. Below is a list of the students and their bills:
Eisha Hemchand '21 - An act that requires a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between unlicensed individuals.
Alexandria King '20 - An act establishing Extreme Risk Laws.
Shreeya Madhavanur '23 - An act to better regulate groundwater removal.
Makayla Wu '22 - An act advancing Texas public education standards (focused on issues related to achievement and student support).
Six students competed together as part of a Mock Trial in a Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian Case where the individual was driving under the influence. The Mock Trial Team won three rounds in the competition, and are currently alternates for State Youth Government. Below are members of the Mock Trial Team: