Monday, November 7, 2016

Fulton Science Academy Wins 2016 Model UN Distinguished Delegation Award

This past Friday, the Fulton Science Academy Middle School Model UN team traveled to Statesboro, GA to compete in the 35th Annual Georgia Southern Middle School Model United Nations competition. The team this year has a total of 35 students, many of which had never competed or been involved in Model U.N. before.

Ms. Pruett, Mr. Stiffler, and Mrs. Campbell are so excited to announce that our team won 13 awards at this competition, including Distinguished Delegation as a team.

Below are the different councils that students served on as well as the country they represented and the recognition each received:

General Assembly
Distinguished Delegation Award - Sahil Aneja and Ashika Srivastava - Turkey
Honorable Mention - Regina Cox and Pratik Patel - Cuba
Honorable Mention - Shriya Gupta - Pakistan

Security Council
Distinguished Delegate Award - Arham Alam - United Kingdom
Honorable Mention - Luke Westerfield - New Zealand

African Union
Algeria Radeen Dixon Distinguished Delegate
Democratic Republic of the Congo Nikita Roy Honorable Mention

Human Rights Council
Distinguished Delegate Award - Sidharth Thatipamula - Germany
Honorable Mention - Krishna Patel - Portugal

Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Outstanding Delegate Award - Jaeden Amiri-Owens - Syrian Arab Republic
Distinguished Delegate Award - Mario Machado - Pakistan
Honorable Mention - Ved Rao - Palestine

The middle school team now has to quickly turn around and prepare for their next competition on November 19th at Centennial High School while the newly-formed high school team will be attending their first competition at Georgia State University next week.

Congratulations to these students, and to the entire team for such an outstanding performance! Ms. Pruett, Mr. Stiffler, and Mrs. Campbell are so proud of them, and hope you will share in our excitement as you congratulate these students!

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.

MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.

Participants in Model UN conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards.

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