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Model UN wins awards at regional conference

By Staff | May 12, 2017

Photo courtesy of Shepherd University Members of Shepherd University’s Model UN include, front row from left, Alyson Hehr, Wheeling; Daniela Powers, Inwood; Karen Paiz, Silver Spring, Maryland; Rebecca Kamp, Martinsburg; Desiree Rose, Hedgesville; and Danielle Marple, Inwood; back row, from left, are Dr. Aart Holtslag, assistant professor of political science and Model UN advisor; Rebecca Jerome, Marlington; Jackson Muse, Fairfax, Virginia; Devin Spinks, Summersville; Mikayla Duhaime, Saratoga Springs, New York; and Gabrielle Hess, Martinsburg.

Shepherd University’s Model United Nations team won three awards at the Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference March 30-April 1 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team represented Bangladesh, Bulgaria, and New Zealand at the event.

Rebecca Kamp, Martinsburg; Desiree Rose, Hedgesville; Daniela Powers, Inwood; Rebecca Jerome, Marlington; and Karen Paiz, Silver Spring, Maryland, won Honorable Delegation representing Bangladesh.

Dillon Enright, Columbia, Maryland, was recognized for excellence, and Rose won an individual award for her work as a delegate. Gabriella Hess, Martinsburg, who argued an international law case before the judges of the International Court of Justice on behalf of Somalia, won her case in a unanimous decision.

Shepherd’s team also includes Alyson Hehr, Wheeling; Emma Lindsey-Severns, Charles Town; Danielle Marple, Inwood; Abimbola Olusanjo, Martinsburg; Devin Spinks, Summersville; and Jackson Muse, Fairfax, Virginia.