2019 Debate Delegation wins awards at Model UN

The school's 2019 debate delegation, representing The Russian Federation at the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) conference in Boston, won several awards at the tournament held from Thursday, January 24, to Sunday, January 27, 2019. The delegation of 24 students, accompanied by Nicholas Bunch, Catherine Swann, and Mary Harvey, won 9 awards, including 4 Best Delegate, 1 Outstanding Delegate and 4 Diplomatic Commendation awards:
 
Best Delegate, Organisation of African Unity: Benjamin Bailey
Best Delegate, Legal Committee: Loic Derrien
Best Delegate, Legal Committee: Andrea Bovard
Best Delegate, Indian Parliament: Phil Root
 
Outstanding Delegate, Economic & Financial Committee: Marc Lallemand
 
Diplomatic Commendation, Historical Security Council: Nisrine Benhaddad                                                       
Diplomatic Commendation, Historical Security Council: Sara Cavrel
Diplomatic Commendation, UN Office on Drugs & Crime: Julien Dupin
Diplomatic Commendation, UN Office on Drugs & Crime: Celeste Borletti
 
The three and a half day tournament was intense with the standard being, as always, incredibly high. Our school's delegation competed against more than 3,300 other students to debate some of the world's most pressing challenges. Delegates were asked to step into the role of international decision makers, negotiate on major international crises, and craft innovative policy solutions. Our students debated and negotiated with a high level of skill and diplomacy.
 
A special word of thanks all who contributed in different ways to the success of their attendance at HMUN 2019, including the directors, department heads, and Marie-Caroline Fisher, for her invaluable assistance in the organisation of the trip. 
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