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03/26/2019

Winthrop Cup at Model United Nations Awarded to Fort Mill High School

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 Held March 20-22, the program involved hundreds of students representing 30 Carolina high schools. An awards ceremony capped two days of deliberations over world events and this year’s theme, “Economic Empowerment of the Systemically Disadvantaged.”
 The overall award – the Winthrop Cup – went to Fort Mill High students who represented the United States.

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Fort Mill High School
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Fort Mill High School won top honors March 22 at the 43rd annual Model United Nations conference at Winthrop University.

Held March 20-22, the program involved hundreds of students representing 30 Carolina high schools. An awards ceremony capped two days of deliberations over world events and this year’s theme, “Economic Empowerment of the Systemically Disadvantaged.”

The overall award – the Winthrop Cup – went to Fort Mill High students who represented the United States.

Ashley Ridge High School of Summerville, 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 Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, South Carolina, representing Equatorial Guinea. Rock Hill High School’s team for the country of Myanmar was recognized for writing the Best Resolution.

The Rookie Award for making its first appearance at the conference was given to Dutch Fork High School from Irmo, South Carolina.

Look for photos on Winthrop University's Facebook site.
 
Winthrop students recognized as outstanding advisors to their high school delegations were: Cuba - Joshua Alicea; Finland - Tommy Fletcher; Palestine - Mohammad Baddourah; Egypt - Isaiah Fields; Germany - Tyrell Keim; and Brazil - Jeremiah Williams.

This year’s Secretariat was under the student leadership of Tabytha Beu, secretary general; Daniel Johnson, director general; and Jordon Buschman, coordinator general. The three organized the conference, contacted the high schools and worked on logistics, 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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