Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Academy Students Earn Honors at State Model UN Conference

Academy students were divided into three teams: Mary Beth Browne and Catherine Ward represented South Korea at the World Trade Organization (WTO) session; Mathama Bility and Maddie Francis represented Uganda at the World Health Organization (WHO) session; and Julia Dorn represented Spain at the Disarmament and International Security (DISEC) session.

At the awards ceremony on March 24, Mary Beth Browne and Catherine Ward were presented with the first place (Best Delegation) award by the moderators of the WTO session. Additionally, the moderators for the DISEC committee recognized Julia Dorn during the awards ceremony, noting that Australia during their session decided to equip kangaroos with boomerang bombs, “but Spain pointed out that the use of these would be ill-advised due to the nature of boomerangs.” Another team of moderators noted that the entire Academy group “presented their arguments eloquently

More than 200 students from 27 high schools in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina attended the three-day conference.

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