McCallie Receives Best Large Delegation For Model UN

Friday, December 14, 2012

At the Vanderbilt University Model United Nations conference, McCallie's entire delegation was honored, and a number of boys received individual recognition for their participation, according to faculty sponsor Ed Snow.

The entire group was recognized as "Best Large Delegation" for a second straight year. Senior boarder Dan Ruprecht of Roswell was named Best Delegate in the Social and Humanitarian committee. 

Four others were honored as Outstanding Delegate (2nd-best) in their respective committees: Kyle Logan (Internat'l Monetary Fund), Roger Lee (Security Council), Chris Kozitske (Fourth Crusade Crisis Committee) and Dustin Smith (Egyptian Uprising). Two more received Honorable Mention (3rd-best): Scott Harvey (Legal) and Alex Ramey (African Union). Calvin McCarthy was recognized with Verbal Commendation for his distinction in committee deliberations for the African Union.

At the Southeast High School Model United Nations conference held in Chattanooga, the boys were recognized as the second-best delegation and represented Azerbaijan, and senior day student Aaron Long received highest honors.

Individual award-winning delegates were:

Aaron Long: Best Delegate of the Conference (out of 308 total delegates)
Aaron Long: Best Delegate in General Committee
Thomas Nguyen: Best Delegate in the World Health Organization
Kyle Logan: Honorable Mention in the United Nations Environmental Program
Dan Ruprecht: Honorable Mention in Special Political

Nathaniel Lim: Honorable Mention in General Committee 

 Three McCallie students served on the Secretariat, "the group of organizers and leaders of this year's conference," according to Rev. Snow: Grant McKown served as Secretary-General; Jonathan Lau chaired the General Committee for a second year; and Shawn Paik chaired the Special Political Committee. Roger Lee was selected as a Secretarian for next year's conference and will chair a committee.

Four students have been selected for the "All-Star" delegation to participate in the National High School Model United Nations conference to be held at the United Nations in New York in March: Alex Elsea, Jonathan Lau, Aaron Long and Grant McKown.

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