by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH
Cedarville, Ohio-Cedarville University’s Model U.N. team out-negotiated more than 100 delegates at the Dayton Model UN (DAYMUNC) Conference in February, capturing seven of the top ten awards.
DAYMUNC participants act as UN delegates from various countries, portraying typical national interests and policies. Representing India, Iran, Japan and Russia on five committees, CU students secured an impressive 11 awards, including three of the top five “Outstanding Delegate” awards and four of the five “Distinguished Delegate” prizes. In a rare sweep, all four Cedarville students on the Economic and Social Committee earned awards.
“[I enjoyed] researching international policy on key world topics and developing practical and effective means to combating these issues,” said Jennifer Flynn, a senior international studies major who won the title “Outstanding Delegate.”
With the United Nations rapidly becoming a focal point for global issues such as state sovereignty (Kosovo), nuclear armament (Iran), and regime changes (Cuba), DAYMUNC was a wonderfully practical educational opportunity, urging Cedarville students to survey historical and current international developments.
“The team members put in many hours of preparation … and were influential framers of the final resolutions,” Dr. Frank Jenista, the team advisor, noted. Jenista, is a professor of international studies and served for 25 years as a U.S. diplomat.
Awards were received as followed:
Mallory Fischer- Russia, Economic and Social Committee
Jenifer Flynn- India, General Assembly
Megan Waters- Team Captain, Russia, Security Council
Clara Gebert- Russia, General Assembly
Nila Privedenyuk- Russia, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Laura Walach- Japan, Economic and Social Committee
Karen Williams- Russia, Security Council
Also receiving special recognition were Hannah Cozad, Drew Hendricks, Kyle Cayton and Seth Cunningham.