2007-03-31 / Viewpoints

Enrichment team busy

To the editor:

Cameron County enrichment students have been busy attending one competition after another.

Last week, the school was represented at the Model United Nations competition at St. Bonaventure University by Shelby 'Summers, Grant Vassallo, Garrett Borden, Matthew Melott, Brian Carlson, Meredith Caldwell, Chelsey Morrison, Mallory Rodich, Brittany Lundberg, and Cassie Pearsall.

Model U.N. is an authentic simulation of the U. N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. The purpose of the United Nations is to bring all nations of the world together to work for peace and development, based on the principles of justice, human dignity and the well being of all people.

Our students went as ambassadors representing the country of Argentina. The goal was to develop an understanding of the issues that would be debated at the U.N. conference. They were assigned a specific commission and given topics to find resolutions.

The commissions that Cameron County students served under were: Disarmament & International Security, High Commission on Refugees, Science and Technology, Human Rights and Security Council.

It was a great learning experience and because it was all but one student's first time at this competition, our students tended to "take it all in" this competition. We are already talking about how to prepare better for next year.

Thank you to Linda Lundberg and Holly Melott for transporting the students and thank you to our school district for allowing us to be a part of these wonderful experiences.

Beth Malizia Enrichment Teacher

Emporium

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