Oak Hill Three-peats as Best Delegation
On Friday, November 22, Oak Hill Academy took a group of twenty students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade to Christian Brothers Academy to participate in its annual Model United Nations Conference. Oak Hill students competed against other schools and a total of 120 students. Our delegates were able to secure SIX individual awards. CBA named our NJ Private school won the Best Large Delegation award for the third straight year!
Individual award recipients:
- Annabel Sparano (6th grade):
- Best Overall Position Paper
- Arab League – Best Position paper
- 3rd Place Overall Arab League
- Nick Lane (7th grade) – Best Position Paper in the Versailles Group
- Karan Patniak (8th grade) – Honorable Mention for the Versailles Group
- Leena Mirchandani (7th grade) – Best Delegate (first Place) Award in the SOCHUM Group
Success began with our students working diligently to research their countries and positions. Model UN students worked with moderator and Oak Hill Global Studies teacher, Mrs. Lynn Matson. Fellow teacher, Mrs. Linda Vacca assisted with the students preparation. Several Oak Hill graduates that are now at CBA were involved in running the Model UN Conference: Grant D’Orsi (’17), Mason Garber (’17), Peter Jaworski (’17), Saujun Christie (’19) and Nick Mavica (’19).
Completing the Oak Hill delegates were 8th graders: Luke DeAngelis, Leanna Salame, Victoria O’Leary, Alexa Parchment, and Christian Rutty. The Seventh graders that contributed to the team were: Ethan Fianko, Sohah Kulkarni, Andrew Lin, Jack Mayer, Julianna Pabon and Nick Giannatasio. Rounding out the team were our first year sixth grade participants: Jake Picariello, Allison Lin, Vincent Li, Corbin Marchese, and Daniel Josovitz.
Congratulations to all participants!