Model UN Team From American Heritage Schools’ Broward Campus Receives Top Honors 

17 of the 35 participating students received Best Delegate Awards in their respective committees, while 23 earned individual accolades. 

American Heritage Schools’ Model UN team from its Broward Campus concluded its exceptional 2023-2024 competitive season with a remarkable performance at the National High School Model UN (NHSMUN) Championship in New York City. The team received the prestigious “Award of Distinction,” the top delegation award for the entire conference, making it their fifth consecutive win in this category. This year’s victory was particularly impressive, as the team surpassed over 400 schools and 5,000 delegates to secure the first-place position.

The team members who earned the “Best Delegate” award included Melissa Bermudez, Isabelle Cipolla, Joshua Dobrinsky, Ty Holifield, Austin Klein, Maxim Kochkin, Ian Lumer, Alexis Lofton, Esther Oyetunji, Ronak Patel, Anya Pinto, Gino Santos, Evan Seifer, Shreyan Singha, Evan Soy, Allen Ting and Isabel Walchli.  Nicole Bustillo, Kayla Giset, Sophia Kreimerman, and Calvin Mathew also earned the “Outstanding Delegate” award.

At the closing ceremonies, 12 students were honored with delivering plenary speeches on behalf of their committees. These students included Nicole Bustillo, Isabelle Cipolla, Kayla Giset, Austin Klein, Alexis Lofton, Ian Lumer, Esther Oyetunji, Sohan Patel, Anya Pinto, Even Seifer, Shreyan Singha, and Evan Soy.

“We are filled with pride for the talent and teamwork displayed by our entire Model UN team,” Mr. Mark Gruskin says, Model UN advisor and Upper School social studies teacher. “This victory highlights the students’ commitment to success throughout the season and is a further reflection of American Heritage’s place as leaders in education. This triumph also marked a fantastic conclusion to the Model UN careers of the graduating seniors, who showcased exceptional leadership and dedication throughout the season. There was a tremendous bond between all of our students this year. It was really special.”

NHSMUN, established in 1975, is the foremost Model UN conference for secondary school students worldwide. Renowned for its outstanding substantive program and attracting talented attendees, NHSMUN boasts a world-class staff, stimulating debates, and academically rigorous material.

For more information and a complete list of winners, please visit https://ahschool.info/br-model-un-conference

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