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Model United Nations Students Won Awards at Regional Event

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011

Students from Westminster College's Model United Nations (UN) earned awards at the Mid-Atlantic Consortium Model United Nations (MACMUN) simulation April 9 at Mercyhurst College in Erie.

MACMUN brought together more than 45 students from colleges in Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio around the theme of the evolving political unrest throughout the Middle East with much of the discussion focusing on the ongoing military conflict in Libya.  Students represented members of the UN Security Council or the League of Arab States.

Individual and school awards based on overall performance were given.  Four of the nine Westminster students earned individual awards: junior political science major James Beaudry earned a Superior Delegate Award, the highest individual award given; junior political science majors Steven Fawcett and Jeremy Hoover and junior political science and psychology major Robert Vavrinak each earned Outstanding Delegate Awards.

Additional students on the Westminster team, which earned second place overall, were: sophomore political science major Kelcey Bailey, senior broadcast communications major Alyssa Hanna, junior political science major Troy LaCorte, freshman political science and Spanish major Teresa Whetstone, and sophomore political science major Leah Wilson.

Dr. Michael Aleprete, Westminster assistant professor of political science and Model UN adviser, attended with the students.

Contact Aleprete at (724) 946-7254 or email for additional information.

Front (l-r): Robert Vavrinak, James Beaudry, Kelcey Bailey, Teresa Whetstone, Alyssa Hanna, Leah Wilson. Back (l-r): Troy LaCorte, Dr. Michael Aleprete, Steven Fawcett, Jeremy Hoover.