Before the Thanksgiving holiday break, on Friday, November 22nd, the FSAPS Model United Nations team went to Centennial High School for their second competition of the year against students from other county schools.
Students had a great time, with each student representing a country individually in one of five councils.
Though all of our team members did great research and made a strong effort, six students recognized for their hard work:
· In the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Kian Najaf, representing Togo, was named outstanding delegate, the highest award possible.
· In the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) we had several students recognized: for best position paper, Omar Kayyali (Ghana); distinguished delegate, Clare Merideth-Webb (India); and outstanding delegate, Elaine Wen (Sweden).
· In General Assembly, Aditya Choudhari (United Arab Emirates) had the best position paper.
· In the Security Council, Brian Shoffeitt (France) was given an honorable mention.
More than a quarter of our students won recognition this year, and all participated strongly. We are very proud of everyone on the team, particularly since they only had a week to prepare their papers for submission following the GSU conference. This was a great learning experience for our team, most of which are experiencing Model UN for the first year. Excellent work!