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PDS Model UN Delegation Wins Best Small Delegation Award at Yale, Prepares for North American Invitational
PDS Model UN Delegation Wins Best Small Delegation Award at Yale, Prepares for North American Invitational

Last month, our Model UN team traveled to Yale to participate in a MUN conference along with over 3,000 students from across the country and around the world. Leading up to the conference, students spent countless hours developing ideas and preparing speeches to present in their respective committees. Their work relies on deep, careful research and creative thinking as they formulate dynamic solutions and compromises to actual and simulated global challenges.

"It is inspiring to observe our students tackle complex world problems in a setting that mirrors the global community in which they will soon find themselves," notes MUN Faculty Advisor Stefanie Santangelo, who accompanied the students to the weekend competition.

At Yale, the PDS student delegation experienced tremendous success, earning the team award for Best Small Delegation, along with nine Best Delegate honors, five awards for Outstanding Delegate, and two Honorable Mentions.

Best Delegate Awards: Shai Fruchter '19 (Ad Hoc); Katie Jain '21 (Press Corps); Raina Kasera '19 (Commission on the Status of Women); Eric Leung '20 (Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization); Aidan Njanja Fassu '20 (African Union); Saahith Potluri '21 (European Commission); Sarina Hasan '22 (Committee on Human Rights); Harjap Singh '20 (Association of Southeast Asian Nations); Eyal Yakoby '20 (International Atomic Energy Association

Outstanding Delegate Awards: Anjali Bhatia '21 (Disarmament and International Security); Declan Rourke '19 (UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development); Joe Santamaria '19 (UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction): Rina Sclove '20 (Historical General Assembly); Japna Singh '22 (World Health Organization)

Honorable Mention Awards: Zoe Rivera '20 (Economic and Financial Affairs Council); Elisabeth Berman '19 (World Health Organization)

Students are now diligently preparing for their participation at North American Invitational Model UN (NAIMUN), one of the most prestigious conferences in the country, which is hosted by Georgetown University over President's Day weekend.

In the photo, the full delegation from Princeton Day School gathered after the awards presentations at the recent Yale Model UN Conference.

From left to right (front row):
Aidan Njanja Fassu '20
Rina Sclove '20
Anjali Bhatia '21
Katie Jain '21
Joe Santamaria '19
Elisabeth Berman '19
Declan Rourke '19
Aidan McChesney '21
Eyal Yakoby '20
Vinay Rao '21

From left to right in the photo (back row):
Shai Früchter '19
Megha Thomas '20
Sarina Hasan '22
Julia Chang '20
Zoe Rivera '20
Japna Singh '22
Raina Kasera '19
Saahith Potluri '21
Josh Rafferty '20
Varun Rao '20
Matan Blitz '21
Harjap Singh '20
Eric Leung '20
Mark Santamaria '21