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A delegation from Sonoma State University picked up “distinguished delegation” awards at the annual National Model United Nations in New York City last week.

The team was split up into two countries – representing Serbia and Ukraine – and met with ambassadors from both countries. The teams spent five days simulating various committees of the U.N. with the goal of creating resolution or reports by the week’s end, according to faculty advisor and class instructor Cynthia Boaz.

Both delegations received “distinguished delegation” awards and two committees were given honors for “outstanding position paper.”

The team consisted of: Molly Alcorn, Maria Almanza, Evan Bird, Kevin Angelo Brown, Tania Castro, Sara Dinari, Rachel Dugan, Ricky Frankel, Christian George, Patrice Halcrombe, Dan Hunt, Anita Latham, Stephanie Lervold, Ryan Mahoney, Cory Pollard, Meredith Watkins, Garrett Wessel, and Danielle Wong. The veterans were: Andrew Sousa, Salvador Garcia, Mireya Parada, and Jen Lampreht. The head delegates were: Andrew Munson and Drew Nichols. Almanza and Castro and Garcia and Frankel were the position paper award winners.

The delegation fundraised all year to pay for the trip, which coincided with their spring break from SSU.