Lincoln Land Community College students participated in the 39th annual Model Illinois Government (MIG) simulation March 2-5 at the Illinois State Capitol. Five students were honored with awards and eight were elected to leadership positions.
MIG is a role-playing simulation that builds upon student preparation in parliamentary procedure, bill analysis, policy research, drafting legislation and debate. Examples of roles are senator, representative, lobbyist, journalist, legislative staff, leadership positions and budget analyst. LLCC MIG team members are students in the Model Illinois Government class taught by John Vinzant, Ph.D., professor of political science, of Chatham.
The following students were honored with awards:
Gordon Davis of Springfield – Outstanding Senate Committee Chair
Jason Edwards of Springfield – Outstanding Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Analyst
Zach Fedor of Waverly – Outstanding Senate Committeeperson
Mason Gordon of Springfield – Outstanding House Committee Chair
Silas Tockey of Springfield – Outstanding Lobbyist
The following students were elected to positions:
Noah Danner of Homer – House minority leader
Elizabeth Roehrs of Springfield – House speaker and House staff
Collin Cisco, Dylan Cobb and Andrew Jarmer, all of Springfield – House committee spokesperson
Dustin Bumgardner of Petersburg, Dominic Lograsso of Springfield and Kourtney McAllister of New Holland – Senate committee spokesperson