Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Social Studies teacher Matt Prince writes: The HHS Model United Nations Club concluded its 2008-09 schedule with a conference held at Dartmouth College. While the trip may have been short, students put in long hours before the conference conducting research and writing position papers. All the students deserve praise for their commitment to international diplomacy. There were over 500 students attending from schools all over the east coast. The following HHSers won awards for their outstanding participation:

Jessica Buckey represented Cyprus on the Disarmament and International Security Committee, discussing Terrorism and Nuclear Weapons, as well as Civilian Nuclear Regulation.

Beryl Frishtick spoke for Saudi Arabia on UNICEF considering Children and Immunizations and also Primary Education and Gender Parity.

Margo Murphy-Gross represented Cyprus on the European Union. The committee's topics were Food Safety in the European Market and Nuclear Power.

Julia Murdza spoke for Saudi Arabia at the United Nations Development Program, on the topics of Food Prices and Climate Change.

Eleven other HHS students also took part. Here's a link to the Dartmouth Conference's web site.