Congratulations are once again in order for the Riverview Model United Nations team for their high achievement in a recent meet!
On March 18, 16 Riverview Model UN students competed with students from nine surrounding schools in the first-ever University of Pittsburgh Asia Challenge Simulation.
As part of the simulation, students represented nations in the Asia-Pacific region and discussed important issues such as climate change, labor issues and nuclear de-escalation.
Our team of young delegates (14 of the delegates were freshmen or sophomores) learned a great deal about an often-undiscussed region and participated in a professional, diplomatic debate throughout the competition. Five of the students earned awards for their performance during the day and for their preparation leading up to the conference.
Alexis Allis and Callie Harden - First Place Best Delegation award as Indonesia
Naomi Girson and Georgia Tsambis - First Place Best Delegation award as the Peoples' Republic of China
Taylor Billet won - Second Place award for her Position Paper on Malaysia
Another job well done for our team. This adds to our awards total so far this school year (we’re now at lucky #13!) and we look forward to the teams participation at the Westminster and Cornell Model United Nations conferences in April. Onward!