This weekend, 18 members of the Model UN team traveled to Hanover, N.H., to compete in Dartmouth College’s annual Model UN conference. After five committee sessions and 42 hours of debate, Dana Hall walked away with the Best Large Delegation Award (1st place overall).
“When it was announced that Dana was the Best Large Delegation at the DartMUN conference this year, our team erupted into screams and applause,” B. Bossert ’19 said. “So many of us had put in many hours of research and debate, and to be recognized for all of our effort was so rewarding.”
Several Dana Hall students earned individual recognition in their respective committees:
Best Delegate (1st place): Bossert, S. Miettinen-Garrett ’19 and N. Taylor ’20
Outstanding Delegate (2nd place): M. Sedunova ’19
Honorable Mention (3rd place) awards: A. Ferrazzi ’19 and L. Gilfeather ’20
Verbal Commendation (4th place) awards: S. Farooqi ’20, H. Chen ’20, L. Rashes ’20 and B. Vijitkasemkij ’20
Bossert continued, “For my own personal win, I was also incredibly excited as my room was very difficult this year. It has been a personal dream of mine to win a gavel in a college conference since my freshman year, and as a senior, I was able to win gavels in all of the college conferences we attended this year. Without the constant support of my teammates, my coach Ms. Panahi, and the School, I know I never would have been able to do this. I will be eternally grateful for the opportunities Model UN has given me to grow as a person.”
"My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."