The State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Model United Nations team recently earned several honors at the Southern Regional Model U.N. conference in Atlanta.
For four of the five members of the team, it was their first time attending the conference, made up of 700 college students from universities and colleges around the country.
The team represented Canada at the event.
SCF's only veteran on the team, Anne Miller, earned recognition with an Outstanding Delegate Award for her work in the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Michael MacDermott and Zoran Popovic earned a partner award for Most Diplomatic in the World Humanitarian Summit committee. The team also won several awards with points earned from Tori Stalnaker and Alex Rosas, including an Honorable Delegation Award and a Best Position Paper Award for the sixth year in a row.
“All five of the students are beyond the age of a traditional college student,” Coach Daniel Fuerstman, SCF assistant professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, said. “One came to America from Bosnia before becoming a citizen. Another served overseas in the Armed Forces. Still another enrolled at SCF as a non-degree-seeking student specifically to join the Model U.N. program, believing it would be good career training for a future in the Foreign Service."