GULF COAST HIGH MODEL UN TEAM GETS INTERNATIONAL WIN
January 31, 2013
The Gulf Coast High School (GCH) Model United Nations team has once again embarked on their competition circuit and they are already bringing home big wins! Fourteen members from GCH’s Model UN team recently competed at the international level – at the 29th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC) hosted by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia – and brought home 2nd place overall in the small delegation category (“Outstanding Small Delegation” award).
To put things in perspective, ILMUNC had some 3,000 students competing from more than 120 of the top schools in the nation and from around the world. Only four overall school awards are given at this prestigious competition and GCH received one. According to BestDelegate.com, a global education organization dedicated to Model United Nations, “Gulf Coast only started traveling recently and is competing at its most competitive conference ever, and the team made great work of its Portugal delegation to solidify itself as one of the nation’s elite teams.”
GCH’s Model UN Team not only won their second place delegation award, but several team members won individual or double awards in their committees.
- 1st place: Michael Denigris (individual) and Monica Boemi (individual)
- 2nd place: Charlotte Gerrity (individual)
- 3rd place: Jack Lindsay and Jordan Zuccarello (double)
- 4th place: Morgan Navarro and Pablo Golac (double), and Michael Lebhar (individual)
The team, which is currently ranked 16th in the nation, is now on to their next big competition, with 48 members heading to the University of Florida this week for the GatorMUN national competition. Good luck to the team!
To learn more, please contact GCH English/Debate teacher Marsha Layne at 377-1400.