Model UN Students Enjoy Success

MFS students fared well in two recent area Model United Nations competitions.

Twenty students participated and five achieved honors at theUniversity of Delaware’s Model United Nations Conference (HEN MUN II) on the Newark campus, held from February 28 – March 2. Senior Dante Bucci earned a Best Delegate award, representing the United States in the G-20 Summit, in part for addressing the economic issues with an understanding of macroeconomic policy. Junior Brett Barbin earned an Outstanding Delegate award for his work as Nicanor Frangos, the eparch of Constantinople in the Byzantine Empire. Junior David Golden, representing the United States on the Disarmament and International Security Committee, also captured an Outstanding Delegate award. Juniors Adam Mohsen-Breen (representing Sudan in the Arab League) and Emily Tatum (representing the United States in the United Nations Environmental Programme) earned Honorable Mention recognition.

A smaller MFS Model UN delegation also attended the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference(ILMUNC) from January 30 – February 2 at the University of Pennsylvania.

Senior Josh Kirkpatrick received a verbal commendation for his work in the World Health Organization on the issue of cloning. Junior Brian Pansius and senior Dante Bucci received an honorable mention for their work in the Organization of American States dealing with the illegal cocaine trade.

The advisor for the Model UN club is History Department Chair Clark Thomson.

Attached Photo Caption (l to r): front row – Dante Bucci, David Golden, and Emily Tatum; back row – Brian Pansius, Adam Mohsen-Breen, Brett Barbin, and Josh Kirkpatrick.