Paul Zinni, Superintendent
18 King Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
King Philip Model United Nations Club Takes Home Six Awards at New England-Wide Competition
WRENTHAM — Superintendent Paul Zinni is pleased to announce that the King Philip Regional High School Model United Nations club recently competed in a New England-wide event and received several honors.
The MinuteMUN conference at UMass Amherst was held from March 8-10. KP MUN sent 22 delegates to the conference to compete with nearly 300 students from across New England.
The conference featured a political simulation involving UN and international politics. Students were assigned countries (or, in the case of some committees, individual positions) and tasked with advocating for their country’s interests by debating, forming alliances with other delegates and ultimately working to pass resolutions that advanced their country’s goals. In preparation, students had to research their assigned topic and develop what positions and policies their country would advocate for.
KP MUN delegates won six awards for their efforts during the conference:
- Best Delegate: Mike O’Loughlin, Ben Campanella, Hunter Cohen and Lucas Morreale
- Outstanding Delegate: Mark Kent
- Honorable Mention: Thomas Ciavattone
Awards were determined in each committee by the committee chairs, who served as the moderators. Best delegate winners will receive gavels and outstanding delegates and honorable mention winners will receive certificates for their accomplishments.
“I am very proud of our students and I believe the achievements of our delegation reflect the excellent education and support that our students receive every day at KP,” said Tim O’Connor, KP MUN adviser. “I am thankful to the district for equipping our students with tools needed to succeed and congratulate our winners for their fantastic work at the conference.”
The final event of the school year for KP MUN will be a UN Crisis Simulation held at Westwood High School on Saturday, April 27.