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November 12, 2018

Model UN Team shines at CBA

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On Friday, November 2th Oak Hill Academy took a group of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to participate in the Christian Brothers Academy’s Model United Nations competition. The students did a tremendous job preparing and presenting as was evident by the FOURTEEN individual awards bestowed! Oak Hill Academy received the most awards out of all of the 11 schools at the Model UN Conference. Oak Hill had the largest contingent of students participate and were complimented by their preparedness and seriousness as well as being awarded the Best Large Delegation Award.

Individual Awards:

  • Michael Gao – 8th Grade (Holmdel): Outstanding Delegate Position Paper (#2 out of 125 students!) & Verbal Commendation JCC Allied
  • Audrey Yan – 8th Grade (Holmdel): Honorable Mention Position Paper & Verbal Commendation JCC Axis
  • Saujan Christie – 8th Grade (Toms River): Best Delegate UN Security Council
  • Nicholas Lane – 6th Grade (Lincroft): Verbal Commendation UN National Security Council
  • Samantha Garber – 8th Grade (Colts Neck): Best Delegate US Senate
  • Amelia Shaffer – 8th Grade (Middletown): Honorable Mention US Senate
  • Raina Bhattacharyya – 8th Grade (Marlboro): Honorable Mention International Maritime Organization 
  • Ethan Fianko – 6th Grade (Freehold): Honorable Mention Historical General Assembly 1980’s
  • Demetra Giannakopoulos – 8th Grade (Colts Neck): Honorable Mention JCC Allied
  • Kevin Kinsella – 8th Grade (Lincroft): Outstanding Delegate JCC allied
  • Robert Schweikert – 8th Grade (Atlantic Highlands): Outstanding Delegate JCC Axis
  • Thibaut Fabricant – 8th Grade (Red Bank): Best Delegate JCC Axis
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The team of students worked diligently to research their countries and positions in order to be prepared for the event. The Model UN students were moderated by OHA teacher, Mrs. Lynn Matson, and Mrs. Linda Vacca assisted her with the students.  In addition there were several Oak Hill Alumni involved in the competition as well: CBA Co-Chairs: William Walsh and Bryan Soler (’15); Mason Garber, Grant D’Orsi and Peter Jaworski (’17) and Trinity Hall leader: Charlotte Walsh(’17).

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