Model UN Gavels go to Lake Ridge Academy

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Lake Ridge Academy won 15 of the 30 awards given at the Model United Nations competition.

Over 70 Lake Ridge Academy Upper School students participated in the Lorain County Model United Nations Conference sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs on Wednesday November 28th and Thursday November 29th. The event took place at the Spitzer Conference Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio.

During four 90-minute sessions, students acted as delegates of the United Nations, presenting their country's viewpoint on pressing world issues such as "Human Rights in the Syrian Arab Republic," "Securing the Development and Codification of International Law" and "Iran's Nuclear Program - Should decisive action be taken?"
Lake Ridge Academy won 15 of the 30 awards given at the Model United Nations competition. This included four students who earned the Gavel Award, the highest individual award at MUN. Individual gavels were given to outstanding delegates in each of 8 committees.

Congratulations to all the participants and to those award winners listed below.

Honorable Mention
Qasim Syed & Jacob Belardo – International Law Commission
Colin Sivak & Vikcy Zhang – Human Settlements Programme
Henry Lin & Amanda Chow – Peace building Commission
Devin Gabriel & Jay O’Neill – Security Council
Angel Zhang & Art Perkitny – Security Council
Julia Bouzaher & Schuyler Coleman – Human Rights Council
Kaci Gregory & Hannah Guidish – Human Rights Council
Mark Ayad & Nick Waters – Office of Disarmament Affairs

Excellent Delegation
Tyler Reese & Olivia Miraldi – International Law Commission
Henry Sweeterman & Josh Scofield – Human Settlements Programme

Superior Delegation
Vasu Munjapara & Cameron English – International Law Commission
Crystal Ayoub & Maureen Blaha – Human Settlements Programme
Adam Moreno & Marissa Beals – International Labour Organization
Anjani Kapadia & Spencer Poore – Human Rights Council
James Wojtal & Sabine Decatur – Office of Disarmament Affairs

Outstanding Delegate – Gavel Winners
Tyler Reese ’13 – International Law Commission
Sara Al-Haddad ‘14 – Human Rights Council
Adam Moreno ‘14 – International Labour Organization
Josh Scofield ‘15 – Human Settlements Programme

About Lake Ridge Academy
Lake Ridge Academy is an independent, nonsectarian day school offering co-educational classes from kindergarten through grade 12.

Founded in 1963, Lake Ridge Academy is committed to providing small class sizes and maintains an 8:1 student ratio. Located on a beautiful 88 acre campus, we are the only independent college preparatory school on Cleveland's west side.

Our mission is to send into a changing world confident young people of integrity who think critically and creatively while embracing the joy of lifelong learning.

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