The Heritage Model United Nations team closed out the semester Top 3 in the nation, winning the Honorable Delegation award at the Princeton Model United Nations Conference (PMUNC).
Along with co-advisors and chaperones Mr. Mark Gruskin and Ms. Laura Decelis, the group arrived in East Brunswick, N.J., Nov. 17. They visited the Rutgers campus that evening and toured the Princeton campus the day after. On the last day of the trip, they spent time at Bowlero, an arcade and bowling alley.
Competing for 16 hours total over the course of the conference, 14 students emerged victorious. Seniors Andrew Codreanu and Srijan Deoraj won Best Delegate. Seniors Zara Lacewaala, Alizain Fatehali and sophomore Ian Lumer won Outstanding Delegate. Senior Mary Abi-Karam and juniors Jordan Antevy, Anya Pinto and Melissa Bermudez won Honorable Delegate. Senior Maya Whiting, juniors Jonathan Cameron Wright, Ty Holifield and sophomore Evan Soy earned Verbal Commendations. Junior Kayla Giset won the award for Best Position Paper.
“This weekend, we saw tremendous teamwork and chemistry in the group. I need to give lots of credit to our senior leadership because historically we have never achieved much success at PMUNC; our Honorable Delegation Award this year shows how far the program has come,” Mr. Gruskin said.