Model U.N. Team Scores High At Penn Tournament

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Members of the Baylor Model U.N. team took second place at the recent University of Pennsylvania tournament.
Nov. 14, 2002

Baylor University's Model United Nations team received the honorable mention award (second place) at the University of Pennsylvania Ivy League Model United Nations conference, which was held Nov. 6-11 in Philadelphia. The Baylor team of eight students represented the state of Hungary and competed against such schools as Harvard, Yale, the University of Virginia and Georgetown. The United States Military Academy at West Point won the award for Best Delegation.

Team members who received individual recognition were Angela Hackett, Tim Kuhl, Farqan Sunny Azhar (co-head delegate), John Kent and Chris Allen (head delegate). Other members of the team included Kelli Hinz, Shingisai Chando and Abby Morton.

Dr. Janet Adamski, assistant professor of political science, who directs the team with Dr. Linda Adams, explained that many Model U.N. teams on the east coast compete in tournaments every weekend.

"We are so proud of our team and how much they have done. Our students don't have the advantage of continuous competition, which gives the other schools a definite edge. But we have students who are dedicated and who have native talent," she said.

Now in its 35th year, the University of Pennsylvania tournament featured delegates in 17 committees debating issues from security to health care, the Americas to Asia. The conference is the largest fall Model U.N. tournament. Baylor has won the tournament previously.

Baylor's Model U.N. program has achieved phenomenal success in the last decade, winning in past years the Pennsylvania tournament and the National Model United Nations conference in New York and is a multi-year winner of the Harvard University National Model United Nations Conference.

For more information, contact Adamski at 710-6044.

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