SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Model UN Brings Home Honors

(Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016) — The Model UN team for State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has returned from participating in the largest Southern Region Model United Nations (SRMUN) conference held last month in Atlanta. The conference boasted 725 students from 50 two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities.

For the first time since 2011, SCF had a team composed entirely of students who had never done a Model UN conference prior to the opening gavel. Despite their inexperience, they managed to keep SCF’s streak of winning at least one team-wide award alive at eight straight SRMUN conferences and at least one individual Outstanding Delegate award at seven straight SRMUN conferences.

SCF’s team, consisting of eight students from across three campuses and including three State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) students, featured Alyssa Amos, Juliana Arias, Lucas Broems, Heather Mazer, Hanna Nussair, Kyle Pearson, Carol Sakowitz and John Thompson. The students represented the Republic of Indonesia on committees ranging from the General Assembly Plenary and the General Assembly First to the United Nations Environmental Assembly and the Group of 77.

The team received an award for Best Position Paper, given only to the top 10 percent of submitted position papers from across the more than 80 countries represented at SRMUN.  Amos and Arias also received Individual Outstanding Delegate awards for their work on the Group of 77. Less than 10 percent of delegates receive such an award.

Several of the students are likely to return for the Spring and will be joined by a very strong crop of new-to-Model UN students for SCF’s second (and final) competition of the year at SRMUN-Charlotte in April.




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