Model UN Takes First at Mercyhurst University Conference
Congratulations to the
Collegiate Academy Model UN Team, which placed 1st overall at the Mercyhurst
University Model UN Conference on April 30. Gilmour Academy from Gates Mills,
Ohio, was second, and Mercyhurst Prep finished third.
The competition included 50 students from six schools and consisted of a European Union committee and a
Human Rights Council. Both committees examined the refugee crisis stemming from
the Syrian Civil War.
earned top honors with a Superior Award in both committees, including Keay
Crandall for her representation of Poland in the European Union, and Ammar Krso
and Michael Liu for reflecting the United Kingdom’s point of view on the Human
delegations received an Excellence Award. Altay Baskan was recognized in the
European Union, and Austin Guo, Randall Sutter, and teammates Emily Twichel and
Abby Merlino in the Human Rights Council.
concludes the season for the team, which also included first overall at the
Gannon University competition last November and second place at the Lake Erie
International Conference at Youngstown State earlier in April. Well done to all
In the photo below, from left to right: Abby Merlino, Ammar Krso (back), Emily Twichel, Nargiz Petashuli, Kelly
Huff, Keay Crandall, Hy Doan, Austin Guo, Priya Rathinavelu, Caitlin Strasser,
Savannah Henry, Garrett Kindle (back), Michael Liu, and Randall Sutter. (Not pictured: Altay Baskan and Sam Babins).
In the second photo: seniors
Keay Crandall and Altay Baskan give advice to sophomores Garrett Kindle, Emily
Twichel and Abby Merlino prior to the conference.