Santa Fe’s Model UN Team Bedazzles

Santa Fe College’s Model United Nations team has just returned from two major Model United Nations competitions where it represented the United Mexican States.

Dr. Vilma Fuentes, one of the team’s advisors, accompanied a group of 13 students to the Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference in Atlanta, the largest regional MUN conference in the United States. Santa Fe competed against dozens of mainly four-year institutions and earned an honorable mention (third place) for their performance.

Meanwhile, Dr. David Price, the other team’s advisor, took a group of five students to a Model United Nations competition in the Czech Republic from Nov. 21-26. The students also earned an Honorable Mention for representing Mexico at this international venue.

And, student Simon Persico won a best delegate award for his outstanding performance in the Atlanta MUN conference. He excelled on a committee representing UNESCO that was composed of about 100 students from mainly four-year institutions.

In each competition our students were assigned to represent Mexico. Their accomplishments indicate that they did their assignments very well.

SF students at the conference in Atlanta:

Deina Bossa, Austin Brinza, Greg Cohen, Michael Condra, Joanna Douglas, Francisco Garrido, Natalie Hebin, Hannah Nelly, Sam Morris, Rick Parks, Simon Persico, Susanne Santos, Edwin (Ted) Sumners

SF students at the conference in the Czech Republic:

Morgan Higman, Joshua Hulling, Melody Marcan, Summer Wilcox, Wyatt Zinninger

In the top photo, team president Morgan Higman is accepting the SF Model UN Team’s award in the Czech Republic. Interestingly, the presenter is Amanda Williams, the SF alum who was the first team president of SF Model United Nations back in 2000. The lower photo is a group shot of the team with Amanda.