Delegates debate favorite parts of the big weekend
While most Y&G delegates are here because they enjoy the program, opinions vary on their favorite parts of the weekend.
Despite its much-maligned name, one particular Saturday evening event has garnered popular support as a favorite aspect of Y&G.
“I would have to say probably mandatory fun night because it gives you a chance to meet new people,” said Leah Roberts, a legislator from Carl Sandburg.
Michael Vivo, a lobbyist from Neuqua Valley, agreed.
“I like mandatory fun night because it’s fun and enjoyable for everyone,” Vivo said.
Edan Armas, a senator from Lake Park, particularly enjoys the dancing portion of mandatory fun night.
“I think my favorite part of the weekend has yet to come. At approximately 8:30 tonight, I’m going to dance my rear end completely off,” Armas said.
Other delegates, like Christine Czarnecki of Wheaton Warrenville South, enjoyed the more professional aspects of the weekend.
“I like the debating in the chambers. I think it’s very interesting when a controversial topic comes up and everyone just has different opinions,” Czarnecki said.
Secretary of State Rushil Shukla enjoyed the election-oriented aspects of Y&G.
“My favorite part of the weekend is probably campaigning and speeches, because there’s so much excitement there,” Shukla said.
On the whole, though, delegates seem to favor fun during the weekend.
Jordan Henderson, a legislator from Stagg, said that his favorite part is “just chillin’ with your bros in the hotel room.” His friends agreed.
(written by Franca Lolos, Lake Park)