GMHS Students Participate in Model United Nations Convention

Posted on April 30, 2015, in Academics, Events

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Model UN

Eight General McLane High School students participated in Annual High School Model UN competition at Mercyhurst University on April 25. Junior Emily Hughes was one of four studentsĀ to earnĀ a scholarship. Representing Palestine, Hughes earned a Superior Rating along with a $2500 scholarship.

During the conference, delegates debate such issues as peacekeeping operations, terrorism, cyber terrorism, energy security, and nuclear non-proliferation. This competition is student-led and facilitates members’ organizational and leadership skills. It also allows for mentoring opportunities between MIOT members and local high school students.

General McLane participants included Tyler Cornell, Zachary Gray, Emily Hughes, Adam Hushon, Hannah Maloney, Jesse Nathanson, Kaylee Rea and Lily Zheng.

This competition started in 2011. Two $15,000 Scholarships are awarded annually to the top delegates and two $2,500 Scholarships (which can be added to a merit-based award at Mercyhurst) are awarded annually to second place delegates.

Congratulations to Emily and all of the students for their participation!