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Fort Campbell, KY | November 14, 2016
PEACHTREE CITY, GA— November 8, 2016 — Thirty-six Fort Campbell High School (FCHS) students participated in the Vanderbilt University Model United Nations (MUN) Conference held Nov. 4-6, 2016, on the Nashville, TN, campus.
The FCHS students were very active within their committees which included debate, resolution writing, amending resolutions, passing directives and some even wrote and had their own resolutions passed, according to Kenneth Jankowski, MUN instructor and advisor.
"We had a total of five award winners. This was one of the most successful groups we have had the honor of sponsoring," said Mr. Jankowski. "Ms. Kesha Ladd and I are so proud of our students. Most of the schools participating in the MUN competitions are private schools or very large public schools."
The award winners are:
BEST DELEGATE: (the most prestigious award a participant can get).
Noah Sylvia (10th) for his work as Germany in the Security of the Schengen Committee. Only 17 students out of 565 students could win Best Delegate and Noah was one of them.
Christian Duff (12th) for his work as Wedge Antilles in the Star Wars Rebel alliance Committee.
Kariahna Gamblin (11th) and Noemi Cerritos (11th) for their work as Japan in the Disarmament and International Security Committee.
HONORABLE MENTION DELEGATE:
Joey Mickley (12th) for his work as Admiral Tenant in the Star Wars Empire Committee. International Security Committee.
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).