Success for Elmont’s Model UN Club at Princeton Conference
Twenty-six students from Elmont Memorial High School participated in the prestigious Princeton Model United Nations Conference. The students represented the nations of Japan and Uganda.
For many of the 26 students, the Princeton Model United Nations conference was their first conference. Elmont students participated in six simulated General Assembly Committees and two specialized committees. Some of the topics discussed were press freedom, xenophobia, nuclear disarmament, commodity price dependency and global pandemics.
The keynote speaker at the opening ceremonies was John W. Limbert, who has 34 years experience in the United States Foreign Service with a specialty in Middle Eastern and Islamic African studies. Limbert is also a survivor of
the Iran Hostage Crisis. The students prepared for the conference for many weeks under the supervision of their advisers Nkenge Gilliam and Melvin Kohn, and the club’s president Isaiah Genao.
Congratulations to all of the students on their outstanding performances,
including those who received the following awards: Leanna Faulk and Bianca Coley, honorable mentions, represented SOCHUM-Japan; Isaiah Genao and Munahil Sultana, honorable mentions, represented DISEC-Japan; Julie Nwaogbe and Fisola Aruleba, Outstanding Delegate Awards, represented WHO-Japan; Genneil Martin and Nneka Emeagwali, honorable mentions, represented WHO-Uganda; Fratianne Racine and Isabel Duplessy, honorable mentions, represented UNHCR-Japan.
Venette Simon and Matthew Bediako, awarded verbal commendations, represented UNHCR-Uganda; Joshua Phillip and Justin Hendriks, Outstanding Delegate awards, represented the Office on Drugs & Crime – Japan. In addition, Marvin Pierre and Sebastien Piquion received honorable mentions representing ECOFIN- Uganda.