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Model UN team takes ‘Outstanding’ at GatorMUN

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Our Heritage Model United Nations team had an amazing weekend in Gainesville, winning Outstanding Large Delegation at GatorMUN, hosted by the University of Florida.

Of the 50 student delegates participating, 33 won awards.

“Best of all, we were warmly embraced by the huge Heritage family at the University of Florida. Former students joined us for dinner, touch football and other activities. Some even observed our students in committee.” Said Model UN advisor Mr. Mark Gruskin.

Five Heritage alumni were on the conference staff: Logan Abbott (’13) served as Secretary-General, and Zachariah Chou (’16), Grace King (’16), Lindsey Abbott (’13) and Adam Turner (’16) all served as directors.

Here’s the list of student award winners:

Best Delegate: Alec Chao, Lorenzo Lamo, Noah Brenner, Sarah Mitchell, Kevin Pollack (3rd straight!), Amber Bhutta, Eric Bazail

Outstanding Delegate: Amanda Wasserman, Alec Studnik, Zihan Kabir, Thomas Lovegren, Skylar Britton

Honorable Delegate: Satya Alagarsamy, Christie Kang, Hijaan Mitha, Sophia Godoy, Paul Yermish, Sabrina Lin, Mikhail Ben-Joseph

Verbal Commendation: Aditya Bafna, Paridhi Kapadia, Ryan Methot, Gauri Kassarna, Azzara Nincevic

Best Position Paper: Hemanji Rajpal, Anam Ahmed, Lauren Gillet, Rayyan Merchant, Karen Lu, Mikhail Ben-Joseph

(Photo/Sofia Godoy)

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