Model UN brings home significantly larger number of awards than last year

Model UN Students Going to Committees bright and Early. Photo courtesy of Steve Book

Model UN students headed to their committees bright and early. (Photo used by permission of Steven Book)

by Ryan Sennett

When 50 Model UN students returned from their three-day Michigan State University trip on March 16, seven awards arrived with them.

Many different awards were given out, including the highest possible award ‘Best Delegate’, which was granted to senior Kayla Fedewa. Other award winners were junior Alex Landuyt (‘Outstanding Delegate’), junior Alex Kisil (‘Book Award’), and senior Phillip Mai (‘Book Award’). Junior Alex Hadd and junior Karolina Przybylski took home honorable mentions and Stephen Gurgurich won a ‘Verbal Accommodation’.

The competitions were based in different committees where students represented different people or groups. Landuyt, for example, was American politician Chuck Hagel, and Przybylski and Hadd were representing Cuba.

“These awards were given over schools that have attended all 14 MSU conferences and schools that have Model UN as a class that meets every single school day!” Model UN adviser Steven Book said. “Despite these obstacles we were able to come home with six more award winners than we had last year. So to say that I am proud would be a huge understatement.”

To see the entire award list click here.

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