Blessed Sacrament Students Participate in Model UN Competition

Blessed Sacrament School 6th and 7th graders participated in the 11th Annual Middle School Model United Nations competition sponsored by Georgia Southern University Continuing Education Center at the Coastal Georgia Center this month.

Blessed Sacrament School was the only school from Savannah participating.

“One of my principal goals in establishing Blessed Sacrament School’s Model United Nations Club was to get middle school students to think outside of themselves, to think globally and critically,” said Rebecca S. Faucette, Advisor for the Model United Nations Club and Director of the school’s Extended Day Program. “It’s a natural fit for adolescents who are starting to question the world around them.”

In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda.

Students make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the conference rules of procedure – all in the interest of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.

Thirteen students represented six countries in the General Assembly and two countries in the African Union.

This was Blessed Sacrament’s first time competing and students received the following awards: Gage Bell, Thomas Benson, Corey Moultrie: National Attire/Ghana Kat Morin and Kristina Laygo: National Attire/Ecuador Christopher DeVane: National Attire/Kuwait McCaulley Coursey, Frank Camacho and Taylor Rogers: National Attire/Madagascar Gage Bell and Corey Moultrie also received Honorable Mention for their speeches in the General Assembly.

Hunter Hadden and David Wells received participation awards for their representation of Denmark.

Gabby Dell’Orco and Sarah Conneff also received participation awards for representing Mexico.

Gabby and Sarah gave an opening speech in both English & Spanish and Gage, Thomas and Corey presented their opening speech in both English & Twi, the Ashanti tribe language.

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