Local Students Win Awards at Yale Model U.N.

After much hard work and in-depth research, a total of 37 students from The Masters School represented Singapore, Sweden, and Pakistan at the Yale Model United Nations.

Five students received awards at the conference.

Peter Hick ’07, president of The Masters School Model U.N. club and a resident of Tarrytown, NY, was named Outstanding Delegate for his role as Sir Hugh Dowding, RAF Fighter Commander, at a meeting of the 1940s British Historical Cabinet.

Paul Shakotko ’07, a resident of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, received an Honorable Mention for his work representing Sweden at the European Union. John McAuliff ’10, a resident of Irvington, NY, received an Honorable Mention for his role as the Fundraising Director for the 2012 Democratic Presidential Convention.

In addition, Anastasia Shiyanova ’07, of Jersey City, NJ, was awarded a Verbal Commendation for representing the Islamic Dawa Party in the Iraqi Constitutional Drafting Committee. In addition a Verbal Commendation also went to Katy Drury ’08, a resident of Rye, NY, for representing Sweden in the United Nations Development Programme.

The Masters School (www.themastersschool.com) is a coed day and boarding school that engages 5th-12th grade students in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Located on a majestic 96-acre suburban campus, the 130-year old school is just 35 minutes from New York City.

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