Two weeks since its return from Beijing, China, the Model U.N. team from Elmont Memorial High School has remained in the spotlight. Winner of “Best Small Delegation” at the 2013 conference and recognized as the year’s best school in international political debate competition, Elmont’s team earned praise from the community and public officials.
In Farmingdale on Aug. 15, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer presented the nine students with proclamations for their success overseas against 1,500 other students from 24 countries. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano also invited the students to honor them on Aug. 22.
Members of the team who were individually recognized for their performances at the conference were: Darnell Marescot and Mykelle Richburg, each of whom won the Best Delegate Award, and Jaimes Bailey, Christian Butron and Chukwudi Kanu, each of whom won the Outstanding Delegate Award. Michael Bediako won Best Position Paper and Isaiah Genao and Ashley Reese won honorable mentions.