By Paul Fielding | Posted: Tuesday March 17, 2015
120 student delegates from Otago and Southland schools met March 13-15th at Otago University to debate global issues of poverty, hunger, female empowerment and child mortality.
Logan Park students represented ten countries such as Croatia, Hondurus, Macedonia, Liberia and Turkey.
The weekend included guest speakers, plenary sessions, committee meetings and a final general debate. Entertainment included a quiz, dinner out and movies. Delegates dressed up as young diplomats and approached the whole weekend with professionalism and fun.
Three prizes were awarded and Logan Park won two of them. Highly Commended went to Ariyan Zarei representing Macedonia and Best Overall Speaker to Meran Campbell-Hood from Hondurus.
This is the third year in a row Logan Park has won the Best Speaker Award at Model United Nations events.
A national conference was held in Wellington in July which Meran attended.