Manhasset High School students honored at model U.N. conference

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Eleven students from Manhasset High School attended the Columbia University Education Simulation Model United Nations Conference. (Photo courtesy of Manhasset Public Schools)

On Nov. 17, 11 Manhasset High School students attended the Columbia University Education Simulation Model United Nations Conference. Manhasset students competed against 250 students from 12 different communities across Long Island and the greater New York City area. At the conference, students developed their diplomacy, negotiation and decision-making skills as they worked collaboratively with other students to address solutions to international problems.

A number of Manhasset High School students were recognized for their strong talents. The following students were acknowledged for their outstanding performance at the conference:

Benedict Reilly, senior
Award: Honorable Mention, 3rd Place Overall within Committee
Delegate / Historical Figure: Lord George Macartney
Committee: Historical Crisis
Topic: The End of the Qianlong Empire

Kendrick Tak, senior                                                                                                  Award: Honorable Mention, 3rd Place Overall within committee
Delegate / Historical Figure: Dan Pfeiffer
Committee: Historical Crisis
Topic: The Obama Campaign, 2008

Dohyeon (Michelle Park), junior
Award: Best Delegate, 1st Place Overall within committee
Delegate / Historical Figure: Brooks Banton
Committee: Historical Crisis
Topic: The Obama Campaign, 2008

Julia Patilis, senior and Caroline Owen, freshman
Award: Honorable Mention, 3rd Place within committee
Co-Delegate(s): Saudi Arabia
>Committee: Special Political Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)
Topic: Imposing Sanctions on Iran following US removal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

Benjamin Glauner, sophomore and Aidan O’Connor, sophomore
Award: Honorable Mention, 3rd Place within committee
Co-Delegate(s): French Republic
Committee: Special Political Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)
Topic: Imposing Sanctions on Iran following US removal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

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