Members of McCallie’s Model United Nations team representing the Republic of Korea received the Outstanding Large Delegation award at the University of Georgia Model UN Conference, the highest recognition possible.
Representing the Republic of Korea and claiming the event’s highest award were senior Roger Lee; juniors Ibrahim Aslam, Chris Kositzke, Nathaniel Lim, Nathan Liu and Nathan Robinson and sophomores Ace Damodaran and Tanay Patri.
Five delegates received individual awards:
Tanay Patri, Outstanding Delegate, Disarmament and International Security
Ace Damodaran and Nathaniel Lim, Outstanding Delegate, UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Chris Kositzke, Outstanding Delegate, Security Council
Rob Smalley (senior), Outstanding Delegate, "Change We Can Believe In" Historical Crisis Committee (Barack Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign)
McCallie’s Mexican delegation included senior Calvin McCarthy; juniors David McCallie and Philip Stevenson; sophomore Donavan Fan and freshmen Jake DuPlooy, Jordan Richardson and Zhelin Zeng. Senior Dhruv Yadav participated in a unique "crisis committee" based on the Harry Potter franchise: Dumbledore's Army.
The event was held at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Model UN simulates the procedures used by the United Nations. Students play the role of ambassadors from a U.N.-member nation. As delegates, they research the culture, government, politics and issues of that country then work to develop a variety of plans and strategies to overcome international issues.