For Immediate Release — March 21, 2013 | Ft. Campbell HS
Cindy Gibson: DDESS Public Affairs | 678-364-8044
PEACHTREE CITY, GA — March 21, 2013 — Dr. Beth Middlemiss, Interim Director for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)-Cuba, is pleased to announce that six Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations (MUN) students received awards and recognition at the Indianapolis MUN Conference competition March 13-14, 2013.
In the longest-running MUN in the Midwest, Senior Jordan Gibbs-Francis received a Verbal Commendation in the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (USOSDP) on the topic of "Support for Paralympic Games."
Sophomore Dakota Scott also earned a Verbal Commendation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) about "Protection of Cultural Treasures in War Zones."
Senior Matt Cline was named a Distinguished Delegate in the General Assembly (GA) about "Insuring Free and Transparent Elections."
Rabakkah Gaynor, who is also a senior, was named a Distinguished Delegate in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) speaking about "Countering Mexican Drug Cartels."
Senior Koty Hix was named a Distinguished Delegate in the General Assembly (GA) for his topic, "Insuring Free and Transparent Elections."
Matt Ellis, Senior, was named Best Delegate from the Security Council (SC) and spoke on "Multilateral Armed Intervention in Syria."
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. The hands-on learning allows students to confront a range of topics within the perspective of their assigned country or organization. Through these experiences - during preparation, in committee sessions, and even in hallway caucuses - students develop an appreciation of differing viewpoints, the frustration of negotiation, the rewards of cooperation and a broader view of the human side of international relations and diplomacy (For more information about MUN, please go to www.bestdelegate.com).
"It is an honor and a privilege to work with such talented kids," said FCHS MUN Advisor Ken Jankowski. Ms. Kesha Ladd serves as the assistant coach.
In November 2012, three FCHS Seniors on the MUN team placed in the Vanderbilt University's MUN.
FCHS 2013 Model United Nations Team