The Frederica Middle School Model United Nations Team traveled to Savannah this past Thursday to compete in the 20th Annual Coastal Georgia Center Middle School Model United Nations Competition. This is one of the longest-standing, continuous Middle School Model UN programs in the U.S.
This year's Middle School Model UN featured simulations of the United Nations General Assembly, the UN Security Council, the African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Human Rights Council in an effort not only to provide a diverse representation of countries but to consider a broader range of world concerns.
The Frederica Academy team consisted of Merrill Been, Roy Boyd, JJ Briggs, Fina Dooley, Ryann Hankey, Carter Jules, Greta Johnston, Kendall Lee, Holly Lewis, Gabe Moyer, and Riley Turner.
The entire team did an outstanding job. The following students received individual awards: Honorable Mention General Assembly - JJ Briggs and Kendall Lee (Argentina); Honorable Mention Organization of Islamic Cooperation - Greta Johnston (Uganda); and Distinguished Delegation General Assembly - Holly Lewis and Carter Jules (Philippines).
JJ Briggs also won the position of General Assembly Caucus Chair for the event. This is an award given to one delegate from the General Assembly that is elected by the other delegates to lead voting blocks for the other countries in his or her global region.
A special thank you to FA Upper School students Gigi Gerhart, Sara Sekinger, and Sean Toomey for taking the time to run the after-school club, advise the students, and travel with them to the competition. The Middle School team could not have achieved its outstanding results without their guidance and support. It was a pleasure to witness our students perfecting classroom skills such as professionalism, the ability to critically analyze and respond under pressure, and the confidence to speak articulately in a public forum. Thank you Middle School Model UN team for such an amazing experience!
- Mrs. Toomey