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03/25/2016

Summerville Schools Take Two Top Awards at Model United Nations XL

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 Held March 23-25, the program involved hundreds of students representing nearly 20 high schools from the Carolinas and Kentucky.
 An awards ceremony capped two days of deliberations over world events.The overall award – the Winthrop Cup – went to students from Summerville High School of Summerville, South Carolina.

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Summerville High School students
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Summerville High School was awarded top honors March 25 at the 40th annual Model United Nations conference at Winthrop University.

Held March 23-25, the program involved hundreds of students representing nearly 20 high schools from the Carolinas and Kentucky. An awards ceremony capped two days of deliberations over world events.

The overall award – the Winthrop Cup – went to students from Summerville High School of Summerville, South Carolina. The France team from Indian Land High School in Lancaster County, South Carolina, 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 Palestine from Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville.

The Rookie Award for making their first appearance at the conference was given to Oakbrook Preparatory School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Look for Facebook photos here.

Winthrop students recognized as outstanding advisors to their high school delegations were: Pakistan, Connor Webb; China, Josh Sauer; Ukraine, Jessica Doscher; North Korea, Maria Clarken; Netherlands, Sarah Survance; and Kenya, Corey Shirley.

This year’s Secretariat operated under the student leadership of Akchita Singh, secretary general; Chase Small, director general; and Mary Jordan Miller, coordinator general. The three organized the conference, contacted the high schools and worked on logistics for the three-day event, as well as coordinated Winthrop students’ participation in the conference. Their advisor is Professor Chris Van Aller of the Department of Political Science.

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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