Students from Duke School in Durham won armfuls of awards at this year’s Ron Clark Academy Model U.N. Conference in Atlanta.
Twenty-two seventh and eighth graders from Duke School competed in the mock U.N. event against 10 other schools from the East Coast. Students debated, gave speeches, proposed resolutions and amendments and cast votes on a range of international issues.
The school won the Best Delegation award, and several students won individual honors.
Chris Villani and Zoe Pharo won Outstanding Delegate awards and Eric Horlbeck and Iain Wright won Best Delegate in the World Health Organization category.
Charlotte Buck and Theresa Lavery won Best Position Paper and Outstanding Delegate and Ellie George and Sarah Pinto were recipients of the Best Delegate award in the Human Rights Council group.
Rachel Ruderman earned Best Position Paper award and Best Delegate in the UNICEF group.
Djelimory Diabate won Best Position Paper, Emma Pinto was named Outstanding Delegate, and Ethan Astrachan won Outstanding Delegate in the Security Council category.
Also on the team were Daniel Germain, Isaac Huston, Jaspreet Bhutani, Juliana Mason, Maya Saterson, Molly Horan, Nico Stiegler, Noah Clapacs, Alon Greyber and Sam Marcom.