SCF Model UN Team Excels at Conference
(Bradenton, Fla., December 4, 2013) — For the second consecutive year and third time in State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) history, the SCF Model United Nations team received Best Position Paper at the 2013 Atlanta Southern Regional Model United Nations (UN) Conference held Nov. 21-23. SCF also won the Honorable Mention Delegation Award for the second time.
Evans Rimel was the first SCF student to earn a perfect score on his position paper and was recognized with the Outstanding Delegate Award for his work on the Security Council.
SCF’s team was among the eight out of 80 delegations to be recognized for their position papers, which stated their assigned country's positions on specific issues including currency devaluation, health care provider responses to natural disasters, terrorism preparedness and access to freshwater resources.
“Winning Best Position Paper is a high honor that requires technical proficiency and substantive knowledge. It directly reflects students’ hard work in class,” said Danny Fuerstman, SCF social and behavioral sciences instructor, and the delegation’s adviser.
At the conference, SCF students represented the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a permanent member of the UN’s Security Council, in a multiday simulation of the UN, participating as delegates at the conference by drafting and sponsoring resolutions before their respective committees.
Other SCF students who participated were Alessandra DeVivo, Deicy Jacinto Garcia, Charles Keeler, Ralph Monestime and George Vasquez. SCF’s team participated with 600 students on teams from more than 40 community and state colleges and universities.
Fuerstman also was re-elected for a second consecutive term as the faculty representative to the Southern Regional Model United Nations Inc. Board of Directors.