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MCHS students receive distinction at UN conference

from left to right – Sawyer Goetz, Randy Davenport, Derek Tate and Tristan Bernhard – back row- Ethan Pruisman, Club President
from left to right – Sawyer Goetz, Randy Davenport, Derek Tate and Tristan Bernhard – back
row- Ethan Pruisman, Club President

MASON CITY – Students with the Mason City High School attended the Iowa High School Model United Nations (IHSMUN) Spring Conference held on the University of Northern Iowa campus held April 16-17, 2015. Students attending this conference modeled the procedure of the United Nations in New York City with some slight modifications to format. Students worked with their peers to draft resolution on topics of international importance, used the opinions and viewpoints of member nations of the United Nations to draft position papers, debated with their fellow delegates, and collaboratively constructed a final resolution.

Mason City High School had eight students attend the conference along with MCHS Model UN Advisor Kimberly Metcalf (MCHS Social Studies Instructor) and Matthew Jensen (Mason City level Model UN conference. Sawyer Goetz and Tristan Bernhard were awarded Outstanding Delegates (Disarmament and Security Council respectively) and Randy Davenport and Derek Tate were awarded Outstanding Papers. This is the second year in a row that Goetz has earned an award. Jensen shared, “We had a wonderful time with the students, and everyone involved represented MCHS with high distinction. Special thanks to Mrs. Metcalf for her outstanding leadership over the years with this GROWING academic club!”

Community School District Music Instructor). Four students received high honors at this state level of academic excellence and global awareness. Their resolve to create innovative solutions to international problems and dedication to diplomacy is essential in our interconnected society, and serves as a shining model for our policy makers of tomorrow.”

For further information or questions, please contact the Office of the Superintendent, Community Relations and Communications at 641-421-4401.

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