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Model UN Team competing at Dayton virtual contest

Model UN Team Excels in Virtual Contest; Looks to National Contest

by Tessa Landrum, Student Public Relations Writer

The Model United Nations team at Cedarville University excelled at a Dayton, Ohio, regional conference in early February, where it competed against several larger universities, including Wright State and the University of Dayton. The team is now preparing for its next virtual challenge at the National Model United Nations conference April 5-8.

“Face-to-face interaction really makes diplomacy,” said Dr. Glen Duerr, associate professor of international studies at Cedarville. “It was a little more difficult to prepare for the [virtual] conference because there were so many unknowns, but our students were excellent.”

Weekly team discussions and hours of individual preparation paid off at the Dayton Model United Nations conference. Seven team members won awards, including model U.N. co-captains Alexander Kidd, a junior economics major from Waynesville, Ohio, and Katelyn Winter, a senior international studies major from Cedarville, Ohio.

Kidd and Winter were recognized for “Outstanding Delegation” and “Distinguished Delegation, respectively,” in the Simulated Security Council. Hannah Dunham, a sophomore political science major from Southgate, Michigan, was also recognized for “Distinguished Delegation” in the U.N. Industrial Development Organizational committee.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit


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