West Point Model UN Team places second at World Conference
March 27, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. (March 27, 2012) -- Nine members of the West Point Model United Nations Team traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, over spring break to participate in the World Model United Nations Conference hosted by both Harvard University and the University of British Columbia.
The conference, March 11-15, sought to develop each cadet's understanding of international relations and diplomacy; enhance each cadet's public speaking, debating and diplomacy skills; as well as foster civil-military relations with more than 2,000 students from over 65 countries.
The West Point team represented the nation of France at this conference.
The World Conference, unlike national conferences, presents "Diplomacy Awards" to the individuals and delegations who best embody the spirit of international diplomacy.
The West Point Model United Nations Team came in second place overall in their division with six out of nine Diplomacy Awards.
The Diplomacy Awards were awarded to Class of 2012 Cadet Elizabeth Constantino (I-4) and Class of 2013 Cadet William Dickson (B-3) in the Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee; Class of 2013 Cadet Benjamin Ketchum (G-1) and Class of 2014 Cadet Brandon Moore (E-3) in the Disarmament and International Security Committee; and Class of 2012 Cadet Brett Schuck (G-4) and Class of 2013 Cadet Tommy Daniel (F-2) in the Historical NATO Committee.
Several cadets were also integral to the team's success at the conference, including Class of 2012 Cadet Micah Ables (D-1) and Michael Kerper (I-1) in the Security Council and Class of 2103 Cadet Ross Boston (C-3) in the Economic Financial Committee.