The Mt. Lebanon High School Model UN team had great success at the Penn State Model UN tournament on November 2-4.
Twelve students won individual honors in the eleven committees in which they competed. Overall, the team won the "Outstanding Delegation" award.
Here are the names of the students who won individual honors in their committees:
1st Place: Owen Descalzi and Abigail Duclos (Seniors), Antonio Carapella (Junior), Nora Kulzer and Melanie Hendrick (Sophomores)
2nd Place: Andrew Gamba (Junior), Jack Horrigan, Jack Silverman, Christian Fraasch (Sophomore)
3rd Place: Rebecca Schwartz, Carson Schuler (Seniors), Ben Ash (Freshman)
About Model UN
Model United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization's agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student "delegates" make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.
From public speaking to critical thinking and in-depth research, student delegates draw a wealth of knowledge from the Model UN experience.