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Shaker Heights Middle School Model UN Delegates Excel at OMUN Conference

March 17, 2023 - Congratulations to the 33 SMS students who represented seven nations at the Ohio Leadership Institute’s Junior Ohio Model UN Conference. OMUN is a three-day global education simulation experience that allows students in grades 5-8 to learn the complete operations of the United Nations and its role as the world’s largest international peacekeeping and humanitarian organization. More than 600 students from across the state of Ohio competed in the conference, which emphasizes leadership development and global-mindedness. The students who earned recognition at the Ohio Model United Nations conference that was held from Sunday, March, 12, through Tuesday March 14, in Columbus, Ohio, are the following:

Outstanding Leader Award

Mason Zhang

Nation: Venezuela

Outstanding Leader Award

Charlie Howell

Nation: Sweden

Peace Essay Contest Winner

Jaylon Jamal

Nation: Venezuela

World Citizenship Contest Runner-Up

Francisco Aucejo

Nation: Venezuela

Finally, the following students were elected into various offices and will help to lead the OMUN 2024 conference as 9th graders:

Sophia Morris: Council Vice-President

Tatum Dangerfield: Council Vice-President

SHMS OMUN Advisers: Jackie Abrams, Matt Wyman & David Saluga

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