Model Citizens

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Twenty students from the Syosset High School Model United Nations Club and 25 members of H.B. Thompson Middle School’s Model United Nations Club participated in the 46th Annual Metropolitan Model United Nations Conference held at Plainview High School on Dec. 15-16. Among them, eight students won awards, including three Best Delegate honorees and four Honorable Mentions. Among them were two HBT students.

More than 400 students from various Long Island high schools participated in 14 committees to address global issues that ranged from environmental crime to South China seas conflict. The keynote speaker this year was Congressman Thomas Suozzi, who stressed the importance of working together to resolve complicated issues. 

Sophia Bae is the adviser for the Syosset High School Model UN club, and Jena Villalba and Heather Schulman serve as co-advisers for the HBT Model UN club. Congratulations to the following student award winners:

Best Delegate: Diya Chadha (junior) – UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (France)
Best Delegate: Pia Paul (senior) – African Union (Djibouti)
Best Delegate: Cooper Scher (junior) – General Assembly (Afghanistan)

Honorable Mention: Krishiv Dhupar (seventh-grader, HBTMS) –UN Department Economic and Social Affairs (Tanzania)
Honorable Mention: Sean Hou (senior) – Security Council (DPRK)
Honorable Mention: Aryan Jain (eighth-grader, HBTMS) – UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Australia)
Honorable Mention: Eugene Lee (junior) – UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (China)
Honorable Mention: Gayatri Siram (senior) – Historical General Assembly (East Germany)