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University High School Model United Nations Earns a Sweeping Victory

The University High School Model United Nations (UHSMUN) attended the 21st Annual Tustin MUN Conference held on November 23 and 24. The Tustin MUN Conference is the largest conference of the year, with over 1500 students in attendance. At MUN Conferences, delegates have the opportunity to earn Commendation, Outstanding or Best Delegate awards in debates and Research Awards for position papers. Fourteen UHSMUN delegates earned research awards, and twenty-four delegates earned awards in debate. Novice delegate Joseph Hwang (Jr.) and advanced delegates Lilia Abecassis (Sr.), Thomas Chen (Jr.), Charlie Xu (Jr.) and Andre Luu (Sr.) won Best Delegate.

Ms. Katie Levensailor (Science Dept.), one of UHSMUN’s advisors, said, “I’m very confident that the group of delegates we have this year will continue to compete at the highest level.”

WINNERS:

ADVANCED
Research Awards
Cynthia Tang – Latvia – UNCTAD
Pranav Iddamsetty – Latvia – UNODC
Charlie Xu – Mohseen Rezaee – Iran   Crisis: Iran
Jerin Tomy – International Crisis Group – NGOs
Lilia Abecassis & Thomas Chen –   Italy – DiplomacyCOMMENDATION  
Cynthia Tang – Latvia – UNCTAD
Megha Torpunuri – Latvia – UNCSW
Devshi Mehrotra – Latvia – UNPFII
Mohammed Ashary – Guatemala – GA 6th   Legal
Jerin Tomy – International Crisis   Group – NGOs
Aastha Jha & Mehar Nangia –   Guatemala – Security Council
Varun Vasudev – Penny Pritzker – Iran   Crisis: USA

OUTSTANDING 
Elena al Hatib – Latvia – GA 3rd
Trina Sarkar – Antonio Sanseverino –   Papacy

BEST   DELEGATE  
André Luu – Ze’ev Elkin – Iran Crisis:   Israel
Charlie Xu – Mohsen Rezaee – Iran   Crisis: Iran
Lilia Abecassis & Thomas Chen –   Italy – Diplomacy
NOVICE
Research Awards
Amy Zhao – Mexico – GA 1st
Jason Lao – Denmark – European Union
Lina Yagan – Belarus – GA 6th
Jein Park – Mexico – GA 4th
Sandeep Kambhampati – Djibouti –   African Union
Lakshmi Kannan & Rithika Nair –   Luxembourg – Novice SC
Alex Chung & Shivani Lamba –   Luxembourg – Intermediate SCCOMMENDATION  
Amy Zhao – Mexico – GA 1st
Erica Zhong – Belarus – GA 3rd A
Jason Lao – Denmark – European Union
Alex Chung & Shivani Lamba –   Luxembourg – Intermediate SCOUTSTANDING  
Tony   Li – Mexico – GA 3rd A
Jein Park – Mexico – GA 4th
Sandeep Kambhampati – Djibouti –   African Union
Lina Yagan – Belarus – GA 6th

BEST   DELEGATE  
Joseph Hwang – Belarus – FAO

Written by BIYONKA LIANG
Staff Writer

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