Three students earn awards at Brown University's Model UN Conference

For the last decade, WRA's Model UN club has regularly attended the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations.

This year, 14 Reserve students attended the remote conference where more than 40 high schools across America were represented.

Juniors Sheilla Muligande, Elba Heddesheimer and Sumedha Mahesh all came away from the November conference with hard-earned awards for their ideas and problem-solving skills.

"Our three award winners were all veterans, having competed in Model UN since their freshman year," said Sarah Horgan, History Department faculty member and Model UN Advisor. "These young women have had a lot of success with Model UN and have won awards for their excellent work in the past."

Sheilla Muligande won Honorable Delegate for her work representing Vietnam on the General Assembly Legal Committee. Elba Heddesheimer, a club officer, represented the Russian Federation on the General Assembly Human Rights Council and won Outstanding Delegate.

Sumedha Mahesh won the highly impressive Best Delegate Award for her work representing Denmark on the Environmental Commission.

With half of the WRA attendees being new to the club, the three award winners are laying the foundation for new students to become involved and succeed in Model UN. Horgan founded Model UN at WRA and continues to inspire students hoping to learn more about solving real-world issues.

Their next conference is in person on December 8-9 at Lorain County Community College.