I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve as your Regional President for the 2017-2018 term. For those of you who don’t know me very well, I hail from the chapter SHMUSY in the city of Chicago and I attend the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, the high school affiliated to the University of Chicago. My passion for USY and love for every member of CHUSY is unmeasurable, and I cannot wait to see where this year takes us.
A little bit about me: I am in the leadership of my school’s Model United Nations Team, I am Managing Editor for my school newspaper, the U-High Midway, I am also a student council representative, a senior peer leader, a Maroon Key Society Ambassador, and an avid squash player! When I am not busy with my extra-curriculars, I love to read, talk about politics, and eat ramen. I have attended Camp Ramah in Wisconsin since 2010, and I will be going on the 2017 Poland and Israel Seminar trip this summer. When I was in fourth and fifth grade, I performed in five operas, both in Chicago and at Carnegie Hall in New York. Out of all of these activities and hobbies, though, USY has truly become an activity that I truly cherish.
As president next year, I am excited to see how our region will grow and become even more successful than we already are. Out of all of our events and conventions next year, I am by far most excited for International Convention, which will be hosted not only by CHUSY, but in the city of Chicago! I have made some of my best friends at IC, and I truly believe it is an incomparable experience. I hope you all will consider joining us for this exciting opportunity!
Michael Solomon Rubin