Ten Newton High School students recently attended the Topeka Model United Nations and represented NHS and their respective countries well. Six of the Newton students attending received medals during the conference. Those receiving recognition as outstanding delegates were:
Erik Brown: 3rd overall best delegate
Kenton Fox: 2nd overall best delegate
Erik Brown: 2nd place-outstanding delegate for Security Council
Chase Cassil: 2nd place-outstanding delegate for General Assembly 2
Kenton Fox: 1st place-outstanding delegate for General Assembly 2
2nd place for best High School delegation-Bolivia: Erik Brown, Chase Cassil, John Jantzen, Emma Pulaski, Kailei Sidebottom
Sponsors for the NHS students were gifted facilitator coordinators Shari Sloan and Kathy Murphy.
The Topeka Model United Nations is a two day simulation in Topeka, Kansas, designed for assigned student delegations to represent their country's point of view on a variety of topical issues. The simulation is designed to encourage debate, foster cooperation, and assist young leaders to resolve problems diplomatically.
Photo: Back row, left to right: Lauren Mitchell, Chase Cassil, Kenton Fox, Emma Pulaski, John Jantzen, Fletcher Hummingbird
Front row, left to right: Ellen Garrett, Kailei Sidebottom, Eli Regier, Erik Brown and Sponsor Shari Sloan (USD 373 Gifted Facilitator)
Not pictured: Kathy Murphy (USD 373 Gifted Facilitator)