Model United Nations receives Outstanding Delegation award at AMUN

December 3, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Model United Nations team from Johnson County Community College received an Outstanding Delegation award plus two position paper awards for its portrayal of Ireland and New Zealand at the 2015 American Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference in Chicago.

The conference, held Nov. 20-24, brought college and university students from across North and South America together to emulate the diplomacy of the United Nations.

JCCC sent 16 students, including team vice president Meghan Fuller of Shawnee. She provided outstanding representation of New Zealand on the General Assembly Plenary. 

JCCC was evaluated by the conference on the following criteria for the Outstanding Delegation award:

  • Remaining in character – defined as advocating your assigned country’s position in a manner consistent with economic, social and geopolitical constraints
  • Participating in committee – evaluated both during formal and informal (caucusing) sessions
  • Proper use of the rules of procedure – AMUN uses the rules of procedure to facilitate effective workings of committee and debate.

“The AMUN conference in Chicago was a great learning experience,” said participant Makayla Johnson of Overland Park. “Problem solving, team building and research skills were something that I was able to utilize.”

Additional JCCC students attending included: 
Nicki Joy Karstens, Overland Park; Frida Lara, Overland Park; Enrique Deluna, Overland Park; Mark Ruskikh, Poltava, Ukraine; Theodore Bennett, Stilwell; Brittany Gindle, Overland Park; Briauna Jarvis, Overland Park; Suhaib Azzeh, Overland Park; William Brownlee, Prairie Village; Khusrav Sharifov, Lenexa; Sarah Lamb, Olathe; Bridget Brown, Lawrence, Kansas; Lacee Roe, Lawrence, Kansas; and Megan Deitz, Lawrence, Kansas.

Dr. Brian Wright, Overland Park, is the Model United Nations team adviser.