5 from FCAHS Place at Duquesne University Model UN Conference
Five Fox Chapel Area High School students recently placed in the Duquesne University High School Model United Nations (UN) Conference. First-place winners at the virtual conference were senior Cecilia Rike, junior Daniel Thomas, and freshman Isabella White. Juniors Patrick Alexander and Janise Kim were each awarded second place at the conference.
The conference was held February 5, 2021, and was sponsored by Duquesne University. A total of 211 students from 15 regional public and private high schools participated in the virtual 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.