The Lincoln Land Community College Model Illinois Government (MIG) Team won the Outstanding Small Delegation award at the 40th annual MIG simulation held last month at the Illinois State Capitol.
“Model Illinois Government was created 40 years ago by LLCC political science professor George Perry, and to win the award on this anniversary was a great honor for the team,” said Dr. John Vinzant, LLCC professor of political science and team advisor. “This is the fifth time we have won the award in the last decade.”
Two students earned individual awards. Theo Graff of Middletown was named Outstanding Senate Whip and Amberly Miller of Springfield was recognized for Outstanding Original Legislation.
Elizabeth Roehrs of Springfield was overwhelmingly elected, with 90 percent of the votes cast, to serve as the next governor of MIG. She is responsible for planning the next simulation.
The following students were elected to leadership positions.
Jarod Altadonna, Springfield, House Republican Committee spokesperson
Evon Dionne, Springfield, Senate Republican minority leader
Zach Fedor, Waverly, Senate Democratic Assistant majority leader
Theodore Graff, Middletown, Senate Republican Committee spokesperson
Dominic LoGrasso, Springfield, House Democratic Committee spokesperson
MacKenzi Matthews, Springfield, House Democratic Assistant majority leader
Elizabeth Roehrs, Springfield, served as speaker of the House. Gordon Davis and Silas Tockey, both of Springfield, served as House Committee chairs, and Amberly Miller of Springfield served as a committee member.
In the LLCC Model Illinois Government class, students prepare for the annual MIG simulation held in the Illinois Senate and House chambers. MIG is a roleplaying simulation that builds upon student preparation in using parliamentary procedure, analyzing bills, researching policy, drafting legislation and debating.