NGM Major High School of Long Island Wins Model United Nations Simulation 2017

Posted on: April 5, 2017

First Place Winners – l-r: Advisor Arlieth Adderley, Chief Judge Marilyn Zonicle, Student Delegate India Wells, Student Delegate Chrysanthea Fox, and Eugene Newry, Deputy Permanent Secretary.

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From: Bahamas Information Services

April 5, 2017

NGM Major High School of Long Island Wins Model United Nations Simulation 2017

NASSAU, The Bahamas – NGM Major High School of Buckleys, Long Island, was First Place Winner in this year’s Model United Nations Simulation (MUNS), March 31, at Holy Trinity Activity Centre.

At MUNS, students from a cross-section of public and private schools competed in a ‘Diplomat-for the-Day’ event sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas.

NGM’s winners India Wells and Chrysanthea Fox, representing Canada in their simulation, will travel to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S.A. as members of the delegation of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in order to view a session of UNGA, and to sit in the audience as The Bahamas gives its National Statement to the General Assembly.

Second Place Winners – l-r: Chief Judge Marilyn Zonicle, Student Delegate Kyan Outten, Student Delegate Gabriele Josephs, and Eugene Newry, Deputy Permanent Secretary.

The second place winners, Gabriele Josephs and Kyan Outten of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy of Grand Bahama, representing the Dominican Republic, were awarded laptops with printers, courtesy of the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas.

The Model United Nations Simulation gives students the opportunity to assume the role of diplomat and address current global issues in line with the policies, ideals and cultures of the countries they represent.

The MUNS session this year required debate of the topic, Migration: Should Governments Consider Large Movements of Migrants a Human Rights Issue or a Security Threat?

The session provides students with a better understanding of the inner workings of the United Nations and provides a forum to sharpen skills in diplomacy, critical thinking, compromise, negotiation, public speaking, writing and research. This year marks MUNS’s 20th anniversary.

Third Place Winners – l-r: Chief Judge Marilyn Zonicle, Student Delegate Lauren Ritchie, Student Delegate Julia Tychoniewicz, and Eugene Newry, Deputy Permanent Secretary.

Other winners: Third Place — Lucaya International School of Grand Bahama — Lauren Ritchie and Julia Tychoniewicz, who represented Haiti.

Lauren Richie and Julia Tychoniewicz also won the “Best Debater Award” given by the President of the Toastmasters Club 1600.

The “Crisis Moment Award/Minister’s Cup” went to Serenity Hanna and Celeisha Elebute of St. Augustine’s College, who represented the Republic of Germany.

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Winners of Best Debater – l-r: Eugene Newry, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Student Delegate Julia Tychoniewicz, Student Delegate Lauren Ritchie and Chervez Brown, President of Toastmasters Club 1600.

Winners of the Crisis Moment Award/Minister’s Cup – l-r: Eugene Newry, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Student Delegate Serenity Hanna, Student Delegate Celeisha Elebute and DeAndra Cartwright, MUN2017 Coordinator, MFA.



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