Closing Ceremonies YIG 2021 3/28/21
by Ben Carroll, Charter School of Wilmington Delegation
After a long weekend of debating, bill-signing, and article-writing, the Youth in Government Model Legislative and Judicial Conference ended as it had begun: with a ceremony. Ms. Anesha Truesdale began with a welcome and a final introduction of this year’s leadership team, who announced awards within their branches.
Advisor Kat Caudle then spoke about how all the members will move on to do great things in their communities and in the world, and how much of success can be attributed to the work of delegates themselves and tireless efforts from advisors and alumni.
Following the awards were the announcements of the 2021-2022 leadership team. The next Chief Lobbyist will be Mythili Satheesh, the Editor in Chief will be Jiya Patel, the Youth Chief Justice will be Claire Andreasen, and the Youth Governor will be Kemper Cole.
Ms. Stephanie Messinger then announced the delegates selected to attend the National Judicial Conference (NJC) and Mr. Toph Patterson announced the delegates selected to attend the YMCA Conference on National Affairs (CONA).
With that, the meeting was adjourned with a motion. DEYIG has continued doing what it do best: creating and talking about innovative bills, debating the constitutionality of different legal cases, and writing articles regardless of our conference format. Good luck to the new leaders in preparation for next year, and well done to all of our 2021 YIG delegates.
Outstanding Delegate Awards:
-Lobbyist: Jaida Mosely
-Legislative Priorities (lobbyist): Katie Gatelin
-Press: Ben Carroll
-Attorney (judicial): Michaela Somers
-Judge (judicial): Iveena Mukherjee
-Brief of the Petitioner (judicial): Anh-Linh McKaskill and Iveena Mukherjee
-Brief of the Respondent (judicial): Mia Xie and Alina Li
-McKean Representative (legislative): Gianna Voges
-Rodney Representative (legislative): Roma Sarathi
-Senator (legislative): Georgia Angeletakis
-Legislation: Justin Terranova, Jillian Cain, Parker Cole, Pauline Zhuang, Defne Elbeyli, Georgia Angeletakis, and Nidhi Patel.
-Outstanding Overall Delegate: Sophia Douglas, Aristomenes Angeletakis, Iveena Mukherjee, and Suhani Mehta.
Judicial showcase winners: Michaela Somers & Erica Hong (respondents)
Highest-scoring attorney: Michaela Somers
Highest-scoring justice: Maya Moldra
-Arjan Kahlon, Krish Matta, Parker Cole, Rebecca King, Samantha Oliver, Roma Sarathi, Suveer Ganta, Jillian Cain, Donovan Dossous, Ann Casarino & Emma DeGarbolewski, Katie Ford, Me’Aira Nuni, Nidhi Patel, Georgia Angeletakis, Emma Jefferson, Jade Buan, Kirti Daga, Defne Elbeyli, Emily Gracie, Shaana Singh, and Matthew Haimowitz.
James C. Hardcastle Memorial Scholarship Award: Kemper Cole
Character and Development awards: Kemper Cole, Roma Sarathi, Nathan Cho, Claire Andreasen, and Sara Brick.
-Michaela Somers, Claire Andreasen, Sara Brick, Erica Hong, Autumn Shahan, Alicia Chu, Rebekah Cheong, and Iveena Mukherjee.
-Alternates: Emily Chimel, Lucia Gotera, Suhani Mehta, Meghan Virani, Saankya Suresh, and Arielle Flaherty.
-Rebecca King, Nathan Cho, Sophia Douglas, Ricky Kiamilev, Gianna Voges, Emma DeGarbolewski, Kehbuma Nukuna, Matthew Haimowitz, Amrutha Veeramachineni, Jaida Mosely, Kemper Cole, Georgia Angeletakis, and Samantha Oliver.
-Alternates: Nidhi Patel, Yussra Salim, Suveer Ganta, Adithi Jonnagadla, Louise Poppiti, Donovan Dossous, Kanmani Duraikkanan, Yuvashki Khanna, Roma Sarathi, Kyle Wilson, Meagan Ursillo, Jillian Cain, Parker Cole, Emma Jefferson, Avery Young, and Aristomenes Angeletakis.