Pacific Ridge students excel at model UN conference

Seventeen students from Pacific Ridge School were among more than 750 high school delegates from around the country assembled Jan. 15-18 for the 14th annual Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition at Columbia University.
Seventeen students from Pacific Ridge School were among more than 750 high school delegates from around the country assembled Jan. 15-18 for the 14th annual Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition at Columbia University.

Seventeen students from Pacific Ridge School were among more than 750 high school delegates from around the country assembled Jan. 15-18 for the 14th annual Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition at Columbia University. The Columbia conference is known for its fast-paced crisis committees, which allow students to react quickly and address real-world scenarios in international affairs. Pacific Ridge delegates participated in simulations as wide-ranging as the Chinese Military Commission, the Cyprus Dispute Committee, and the International Trade in Endangered Species Committee. Seven students received awards: Best Delegate Award: Nick Marr of Carlsbad, Avery Rogers of Carlsbad; Honorable Mention: Elle Lefebvre of Carlsbad, Julien Barthelemy of Carmel Valley, Matty Bernstein of San Marcos; Verbal Commendation: Josh Kahn of Encinitas, Tony Oliverio of San Marcos.


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