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Greenwich Academy Plays Greece in Model UN

GREENWICH, Conn. — Members of the Greenwich Academy Model United Nations delegation took to the floor to represent Greece at a national conference at Princeton University in New Jersey.

“It truly tested my knowledge of global issues,” student Avery Carmichael said. The girls said they felt challenged by the magnitude of global issues but were also inspired by the cooperation among students from different schools and the ability to “all reach common ground in the end.”

The 12 girls from Greenwich Academy’s Upper School wrote and submitted position papers in advance of the Princeton Model United Nations Conference, one of the leading high school Model UN sessions in the country. Before the conference, held Dec. 1 to 4, the Greenwich Academy delegation conducted research on the UN Security Council and the World Health Organization.

“Being on the Security Council was hard work, but it was so interesting,” said Aliya Boyd, a junior. “The entire group worked well together fixing the word's problems; we joked that we should just replace the real UN Security Council. It was fun getting to know people from other schools and states through our common interest in foreign affairs.”

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