model-un-atlanta_webFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             

DEC. 6 2016

— Guilford Technical Community College’s Model United Nations Club recently attended the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) conference Nov. 17–Nov. 19 in Atlanta, Ga. Thirteen GTCC students represented the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Students Danielle Wiggins and Ruth Obas represented the UK in the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) committee and scored a perfect 100 on their position paper. This is the second time a position paper has received a perfect score in the history of the GTCC Model UN Club. In preparation for the conference, all delegates must submit position papers which outline their assigned country’s position on the topics designated in each committee. SRMUN staff evaluate the papers for writing style, format, tone, research and purpose.  

GTCC students Lindsay Pendleton, Alex Gallagher, Jamie Wharton, Dashay Maddox, Jana Carver, Cherizar Crippen, Grant Sillmon, Jazz Rhodman-Lee, Devon Harvell, and Andrew McMahan also participated in the conference. The faculty advisor for the Model UN Club is Richard DePolt, department chair of Accounting, Business and Global Logistics.

The GTCC Model UN club will attend the next SRMUN conference March 30–April 1, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. Pendleton will serve as assistant director over a committee for the first time for SRMUN.

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— Jana Carver