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Muskingum University Students Attend National Model United Nations Conference in New York City Where They Win 'Outstanding Delegation' Award and Meet with Bulgarian Delegation to the United Nations

Muskingum UN Students Group ShotNine Muskingum University students, chosen to represent the university at the annual National Model United Nations Conference, held in New York City, March 27-31 2016, met with the Bulgarian delegation to the United Nations.

The students who attended the conference were Edwardo Salazar, Dakotah Riddle, Brieanna Rhoades, Elise Zimmerman, Holden Fellers, John Tenoglia, Jeffrey Leist, Alex Sullivan and Malika Mohamed Mdziani. These students are members of Muskingum’s United Nations Class. The picture shows them holding their award in the UN compound, in front of one of the most famous statues in the United Nations.

For this year’s session, the students decided to represent Bulgaria and had two seats on the Additional Security Council-B. In the class, they researched Bulgarian politics and the issues faced by the country, including poverty and being a state at the margins of the EU. At the four-day conference, the students participated in a wide range of activities that closely model the operation of the United Nations itself. The closing ceremony of the Model United Nations takes place in the actual UN building and the students had a chance to meet the Bulgarian permanent mission to the UN.

The students are advised by Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Arnold.

IN THE PHOTO: LEFT TO RIGHT: Front row: Edwardo Salazar, Dakotah Riddle, Brieanna Rhoades, Elise Zimmerman Back row: Holden Fellers, John Tenoglia, Jeffrey Leist, Alex Sullivan, Malika Mohamed Mdziani