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FHS History Club Participates in Model UN Conference

Last Friday, January 25, 2019, the Farmingdale High School History Club participated in Kellenberg Memorial High School’s 2019 Model United Nations Conference. Fifteen Farmingdale students (grades 9-12) represented different countries on various UN committees to address global issues such as the refugee crisis in Europe, the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, the spread of tuberculosis, and the historical crisis of the fall of the Roman Empire.

The Farmingdale students worked collaboratively with over one hundred students from six other Long Island schools, to negotiate proposed resolutions to solve global crises. Along with thinking deeply about complex issues, the students honed their communications and diplomacy skills—and had a great deal of fun!

Two students received recognition for their outstanding participation. Junior Paul Lloyd won the Outstanding Delegate Award for his work on the Historical Crisis Committee, and freshman Kevin Piraino received the Honorable Mention Award for his participation on the European Union Committee.   

The goal of the conference is to foster thought and debate amongst delegates of differing experience levels. This is the second year that Farmingdale students have participated. It was a wonderful way for new members of the history club to get introduced to the field of international diplomacy, and an enriching experience for all the veteran delegates.

Left to right: Kevin Piraino with his Honorable Mention Award, and Paul Lloyd with his Outstanding Delegate Award.