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Students Earn Awards at Princeton Model United Nations Conference
Bronxville, NY

Twenty-five members of the Bronxville High School Model United Nations club participated in the Princeton Model United Nations Conference, held at Princeton University from Nov. 16-19. Several of the students earned awards at the prestigious conference.

The students took on the roles of United Nations ambassadors from various countries or specific individuals from historic reenactments to debate a variety of issues. They participated in various committees, drafted resolutions, made alliances with other delegates and advocated their positions.

As a result of their outstanding performances, the following students earned awards:

  • Kiran Waggoner earned the verbal honorable mention for his work on the Mexican general election in the crisis committee.
  • Sophia Ikiri and Ariana Cutler earned a best position paper award for representing Canada in the general assembly’s legal committee.
  • Marian Schafer earned an honorable mention best delegate award for representing the United Kingdom in the specialized United Nations Security Council committee.
  • Charlotte Brandes and Lucy Thiessen earned an outstanding delegate award for representing the United Kingdom in the general assembly’s United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) committee.

“I'm always so proud and impressed with Bronxville students’ willingness to engage in the conference as thoroughly as they do,” said teacher Steve Klurfeld, adviser of the Model UN club. “The schedule for this conference calls for eight hours of meetings on some days, which is probably more than most adults could deal with. The level of discussion and knowledge of the issues being evaluated is very high."

Students Earn Awards at Princeton Model United Nations Conference
Students Earn Awards at Princeton Model United Nations Conference
Students Earn Awards at Princeton Model United Nations Conference