Palmer Trinity School’s (PTS) Model United Nations team recently traveled to Florida SouthWestern State College in Punta Gorda to participate in the Florida High School Model UN (FHSMUN) Gulf Coast 5 Conference.
The 11 PTS delegates represented the countries of Ukraine, Italy and Uruguay and worked to resolve issues ranging from climate change, women’s rights and developing democratic efforts in Liberia.
“Our team proudly represented Palmer Trinity as most capable ambassadors,” said Derek Smith, history teacher and Model UN advisor.
“This conference was also an opportunity to help our students heighten their sense of empathy for members of our global community who often face overwhelming and even life-threatening challenges each day.”
Senior Michael Aspinwall received the honor of “Most Improved Delegate” for his work representing Ukraine in the General Assembly. He went head-to-head with the Russian delegate over the proliferation of land mines and the risks they pose to conflict zones.
About Palmer Trinity School:
Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12.
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