SF’s Model UN Team Wins Big in DC Competition

SF’s Model UN Team Wins Big in DC Competition

SF's Model UN Team members posing after their competition in Washington DC

December 5, 2022 – Santa Fe College’s Model United Nations Students recently attended the National Model United Nations Conference in Washington DC. While there, they competed in six different Model UN Committees along with 800 students from around the world. Students earned points based on their research, formal public speaking, position paper writing, caucusing, and resolution writing skills. 

The team, comprised of Eli Miller, James Soler, Nick Rose, Josh Spence-Lehmann, Elle Chaffee, Dani Gutierrez, Grant Gibson, Donato Marrone Vargas, Aliza Khalil, Gia Saint John, Megan Sorensen, and Angela Seminara, prepared for the competition by meeting with the Executive Board of the Afghan-Student Alliance of Columbia University and the Program Manager of Women for Afghan Women. They discussed the most pressing issues facing Afghans both at home and as refugees in the U.S. 

Following the competition, SF won two Outstanding Delegate Awards for their work on General Assembly Frist Committee and the Commission for Social Development. They were also awarded the Overall Outstanding Delegation Award, which is the conference’s highest honor. 

Congratulations to our students and to professor Jennifer Forshee for her dedication to expanding our students’ world view.