Top Honors Again for Model UN Team

Nine members of York Prep’s Model United Nations team participated in the New York City Lab School’s 4th Annual Model UN Conference on April 23-24. The conference, attended by ten other area high schools, was organized and run by students who have participated in multiple Model UN programs.

Opening ceremonies began with a riveting lecture about human rights from one of the Lab School’s own teachers, Mr. Mark Berkowitz. He spoke passionately about the ongoing need to find justice and closure in the African nation of Rwanda following the genocide there in 1994.

The delegates then broke into their assigned committees and went to work. York Prep represented a variety of countries, including the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They tackled a wide range of topics, such as gendercide and Security Council reform.

After debating and negotiating for two days, York Prep’s team emerged victorious in each of the committees in which they were members. Five students earned Best Delegate awards (1st Place in their committee) and four received Honorable Mention (2nd Place). “It was a great way to end the Model UN season,” said Mrs. Heather Marshall-Fleenor, Model UN faculty advisor.

Best Delegate Award:

  • Isaac – Grade 10
  • Weston – Grade 10
  • Max – Grade 10
  • Ethan – Grade 11
  • Jeremy – Grade 9

Honorable Mention:

  • Henry – Grade 11
  • Josh – Grade 12
  • Roger – Grade 10
  • James – Grade 10