High School Students Place at Duquesne Model UN Conference
Eight Fox Chapel Area High School students recently placed at the Duquesne University Model United Nations (UN) Conference. First-place awards went to sophomores Boomba Nishikawa and Aaron Santilli. Juniors Isabella Boleng, Tristan McClelland, and Ziya Xu and sophomores Hanna Chen, Rajeev Godse, and Olivia Tang won second-place awards.
The conference was held January 26, 2018, at Duquesne University and 350 students from 21 high schools in the greater Pittsburgh area participated in the event.
The purpose of the Model UN conferences is to enable students to role-play and simulate the countries in the United Nations. As a part of the conferences, students debate and try to solve global problems from the perspectives of other countries.