NHS Model United Nations Students Win Big at Contest

NHS Model UN Students Win Big at Contest
Posted on 02/16/2018
NHS Model United Nations Students Win Big at Contest

Model United Nations students from Nacogdoches High School came away with a big haul of medals from the Region 7 competition held Monday at Stephen F. Austin State University.

The Russia team from NHS was named Overall Best Delegation in the competition and won first place in Digital Documentary/Audio Visual. The team also was second in Impromptu Resolution Writing and third in Map Competition.

Juan Rubio was the head delegate and finished first on FAO Committee. Other delegates on the team included Alex Taaffe (first on Security Council), Fariha Sultana (first on UNHCR Committee), Reuben Ninan, Adam Engstrom and Kami Hathaway.

The Australia team won first place in General Assembly, Impromptu Resolution Writing, Resolution Writing and Map Competition. The team was led by head delegate Marin Beal along with delegates Austin Burton, Jordan Engstrom, Kristine Maulion, Stuart Beal and Kate Watson.

Marin Beal won first place in the UNIDO Committee, and Stuart Beal won first in General Assembly Speaker and third in the UNEP Committee. Burton finished second on the WHO Committee, Engstrom was second on the UNHCR Committee and Maulion was second on the FAO Committee.

The Sweden team from NHS won second place in General Assembly and third in Resolution Writing. Head delegate was Rory Malek, who finished third in WHO Committee. Other delegates were Kealy Hathaway (third in FAO Committee), Alex Presley (honorable mention on Security Council), Daniel Wilder, Adrian Pitts, Chris Lymbery and Rachel Wilder.

The New Zealand team from NHS was led by head delegate Christian Nicholas and delegate Jerry Moreno.

Model UN allows students to simulate roles as delegates to the United Nations from a particular nation and serve as representatives of that country's policies. The simulation educates students about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the agenda of the United Nations.

Participants role-play as diplomats representing a nation in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations — such as the Security Council or the General Assembly.

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