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04/03/2014

Fort Mill High School Awarded Winthrop Cup at Model United Nations

Quick Facts

 Held March 26-28 in Tillman Hall and the DiGiorgio Campus Center, the program involved hundreds of students representing nearly 20 high schools from North and South Carolina.
 The overall award – the Winthrop Cup – went to Fort Mill High School, while Pinewood Preparatory School of Summerville, S.C., captured the Secretariat Award for contributing the most to the success of the conference.

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Fort Mill High School
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Three South Carolina high schools were awarded top honors March 28 at the 38th annual Model United Nations conference at Winthrop University.

Held March 26-28 in Tillman Hall and the DiGiorgio Campus Center, the program involved hundreds of students representing nearly 20 high schools from North and South Carolina. An awards ceremony capped two days of deliberations over world events.

The overall award – the Winthrop Cup – went to Fort Mill High School, while Pinewood Preparatory School of Summerville, S.C., captured the Secretariat Award for contributing the most to the success of the conference.

The Geoffrey Bruce Award for the delegation acting most in character of its country went to the team representing Pakistan from Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, S.C.

The Rookie Award was given to the Academic Magnet High School from North Charleston, S.C.

Committee awards also were given to:

Legal Committee – Turkey, represented by Rock Hill High, and U.S.A., Fort Mill High.
Social and Humanitarian Committee – Hungary, AC Flora High, and Mali, Pinewood.
Political and Security Committee – Algeria, Pinewood, and Pakistan, Nation Ford.
Summit of the Global South – Peru, Governor’s School for Science and Math, and Mozambique, Fort Mill.
Security Council – South Korea, Fort Mill, and Pakistan, Nation Ford.

Winthrop students recognized as outstanding advisors to their high school delegations were: Steve Buckingham (U.S.A.), Khoi Tran (Venezuela), Will Truesdale (Brazil), Peter Nagovnak (Austria), Amber Anderson (Paraguay), Jacob Hallex (South Korea) and Connor Renfroe (Netherlands).

This year’s Secretariat operated under the student leadership of Kayla Davis, secretary general; JC Dougherty, director general; and Parker Quinlan, coordinator general.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services coordinator, at 803/323-2404 or e-mail her at longshawj@winthrop.edu.

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