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OHS Model UN Students Excel at Conference


Six OHS students who participated in last weekend's first International Model United Nations Conference were honored for their work and involvement, garnering two first place awards, two second place awards, and receiving accolades for their work as Conference Chairs!

Students from around the area as well as Great Britain competed in this first international conference hosted by St. Edward High School. Four OHS students including Peyton Ovsek, Brandon Gotlieb, Isabel Sands, and Mariam Tsutskiridze, attended the conference and acted as delegates in four different committees, each representing France. Each of the students debated topics of international concern and attempted to find solutions to these issues with other students in their communities.

Ovsek and Tsutskiridze each won the first place Best Delegate Award for their individual work in the committees the first two days of the conference. Gotlieb and Sands won the second place Highly Commended Delegate Award, resulting in Orange High School receiving the Best Delegation Award for the team's overall performance at the conference.

The OHS team also won the Best Delegation Award for a debate on a "surprise crisis" brought to the students on the final day of the three-day conference.

In addition, students Paige Resnick and Neil Agarwal were selected chairs of the conference, judging and facilitating debate of the delegates in the Human Rights Committee. The two students have been working since the summer to practice and train for those difficult roles.

Congratulations to all of our OHS Model UN students and to Advisor David Chordas!!!

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