CARLSBAD — Approximately 2,100 students representing 120 schools from all over the world assembled Feb. 3 through Feb. 6 at the University of Chicago, forming student committees that spent the weekend conversing on conflicts, events and principal actors of the international arena. Pacific Ridge School sent 17 representatives.
To prepare for the conference, students researched and developed a position paper on each of the topics assigned to their committees. The conference’s closing ceremonies included the presentation of awards to the highest-scoring individuals and delegations. Five Pacific Ridge School students earned individual delegate awards for their respective committees, including:
— Outstanding Delegate, Janine Chow – Press Corps, El Universal
— Best Delegates, Abby Perelman – Disarmament and International Security, Albania
and Alex Rodrigues – Disarmament and International Security, Albania
— Commendation Awards went to Meili Eubanks – World Health Organization, Albania
and Tristan Saggese – World Health Organization, Albania
“We congratulate all of the students who participated in this year’s Model United Nations Conference,” said Scott Silk, history teacher, Pacific Ridge School. “The University of Chicago Conference is one of the biggest and most well-known conferences in the country. It was a great trip and our Pacific Ridge School students did an outstanding job at the conference.”