The weekend of January 12-15 saw eight members of the Riverview Model UN team travel to the University of Michigan for to participate in their 36th annual conference. The weekend brought together over 850 students from 35 schools across the Midwest. It was the first time that the Riverview team attended the MUNUM conference (Model United Nations at the University of Michigan) and it ended up being a great learning and team-building experience for the group. All members of the team worked diligently throughout the weekend to ensure a chance at recognition for the team. Their dedication was rewarded in the form of a Best Small Delegation Award at the conference, recognizing the Riverview Team as the best small team at competition and therefore winning the conference. The eight members of the team who traveled to the University of Michigan were seniors Naomi Girson and Joey Inzinga; juniors Lola Abraham, Callie Harden, Georgia, Tsambis, and Brandon Williams, and sophomores Carter Loughren and Drew Ogrodowski. This is the second Best Small Delegation Award at a weekend conference for our team this school year.
In addition to the team award, the team received 6 individual awards for the weekend.
Drew Ogrodowski - First Place Best Delegate for his role as Viscount Lewis Vernon Harcourt (Secretary of the Colonies) in the World War I British Cabinet Committee
Georgia Tsambis - First Place Best Delegate for her role as Abdul Rahman Iryani in the Yemenin Civil War Royalist Committee
Naomi Girson - Second Place Outstanding Delegate for her role as Richard Nixon in the House Un-American Activities Committee
Naomi Girson - Second Place Outstanding Delegate for her role in the Special Midnight Crisis Cold War 1983 Committee
Callie Harden - Second Place Outstanding Delegate for her role as Herty Lewites in Daniel Ortega's Cabinet
Carter Loughren - Fourth Place Verbal Commendation for his role as South Africa in The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Congratulations to all of the MUNUM participants on a great weekend! The 7 total awards at this conference bring the team to 32 total awards for the 2022-23 school year. The team will next send a group of nine members to the University of Toronto over the weekend of February 9-12 and have its entire group participate at the Duquesne University conference on Friday, Feb. 17.