Model General Assembly attended

Published 10:27 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Thirty members of Kenston Forest Upper School recently spent three days at the Capitol attending the YMCA’s Model General Assembly of Virginia. Representatives become a mock General Assembly with a House of Delegates, a Senate and elected officials, meeting in the actual chambers used by the Commonwealth’s Senators and Delegates. Remy Butts served as Youth Attorney General. Chance Whitehead worked as his chief of staff. Jamila Kent served as Lobbyist for the Senate Health Committee. Sophomores Haley King, Haley Henshaw and Maddie Long staffed reporter positions. Morgan Stanley chaired the Senate Education Committee. The Kenston delegation presented three proposed bills to the assembly: all passed. Bill patrons in the House included McKaellen Wilkerson, Charlotte Walker and Josh Coover. Senate bill patrons included Matthew Norton and Mary Scarlett Edens. Pictured are, from left, Remy Butts, MGA Youth Attorney General and Chance Whitehead, MGA Chief of Staff. (Send a “Pic Me Up” with names and information to