OTHS Model UN receives honors at McKendree session

Model UnO’FALLON –  The O’Fallon High School Model United Nations delegation performed with great distinction, winning a multitude of awards for their excellence at the spring session at McKendree University on April 11, 12, and 13.

The Model United Nations gives students the opportunity to examine a wide range of international issues and to do so from a point of view that students, perhaps, had never considered before becoming a delegate. The skills of research, writing, public speaking and debate are all developed by the experience. There were fifteen area high schools participating in the Model United Nations along with OTHS.

In the First Political Committee, Sean London received the Superior Delegate Award representing Spain.  Maddie Stacey received the Honorable Mention Delegate Award representing Japan.

In the Security Council, Ian Raska received the Honorable Mention Policy Statement Award.

In the General Assembly, Bradley Bishop received the Outstanding Delegate Award representing Spain. Lillian Kovich received the Honorable Mention Delegate Award representing Japan.

In the Special Political Committee, Logan Miles received the Honorable Mention Delegate Award representing Spain. Caitlin Lloyd received the Honorable Mention Delegate Award representing Japan.

In the Sixth Legal Committee, Yasmine Shawahin received the Honorable Mention Delegate Award representing Spain. In addition, Yasmine Shawahin received the Superior Position Paper Award.  Alex Lloyd received the Superior Delegate Award representing Japan.  Connor Crane received the Honorable Mention Delegate Award representing Ireland.

In the Economic and Social Council, Hannah Davenport received the Outstanding Delegate Award representing Japan.  Rebecca Cowin received the Superior Delegate Award representing Spain.  Patrick Murphy received the Honorable Mention Delegate Award representing Poland.

In the Science and Technology Committee, Nick Kelly received the Superior Delegate Award representing Spain.  Caitlyn Person received the Honorable Mention Delegate Award representing Japan.

In the World Health Organization, Katie Caplinger received the Outstanding Delegate Award representing Spain.

The OTHS delegation of Spain was recognized as one of four Outstanding Delegations, which is the highest category of recognition at the conference.  Representing the Delegation of Spain were Ian Raska, Katie Caplinger, Nick Kelly, Claire Bordenave, Rebecca Cowin, Logan Miles, Sean London, Yasmine Shawahin, and Bradley Bishop.

“Our school and community can be very proud of the efforts put forth by all of our students at the McKendree University Model United Nations Conference.  Our students represent the very best qualities of hard work, dedication, diplomatic skill, and a commitment to making the world a better place.  I am proud of the effort put forth by all of our students and it’s extremely exciting to see them be rewarded for their hard work and dedication,” said Brad Dickerson, Model United Nations sponsor.