St. John's students win Model UN awards at Brown
Shrewsbury – Eight St. John's High School students who participated in Brown University's Model United Nations (UN) Conference in Providence, R.I., were recently recognized for exceptional performance in the conference and took home awards. Twenty-five St. John's students represented various countries around the world in debates on current international issues. The 2012-13 St. John's Model UN delegates matched the record number of awards received by the school in one conference five years ago.
The award-winners include two local Shrewsbury students: senior Andy Samant, whose parents are Ninad and Joanne Samant, and senior Tim O”Donnell, whose parents are James and Kathleen O”Donnell. Six other students were recognized for their debate skills at the conference, including Timothy Deedy “14 (Worcester), Nick Meyer “13 (Worcester), Kevin Murphy “13 (Holden), Seamus Igo “13 (Clinton), Chris Kirby “13 (Sutton), and Robert O”Gara “14 (Ashland).
All these students have dedicated much of their free time outside of school to the Model UN Club. Pat Foley “13 (Barre) represented an advocate in the International Court of Justice and won his case during debate. Brown University Model UN is one of multiple local and national conferences in which St. John's Model United Nations participates throughout the academic year.
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