Students Place at Westminster Model UN Conference

Four Fox Chapel Area High School students recently placed at the annual Westminster Model United Nations (UN) Conference. The team of juniors Diana Crookston and Grace Stasolla placed first, and the team of sophomores Jackson Boychuk and Thomas Traub placed third.

Additionally, the Fox Chapel Area High School delegation of students representing the United Kingdom won the Best Overall Delegation (first place). That team included juniors Diana Crookston, Tristan McClelland, and Grace Stasolla; and sophomores Jackson Boychuk, Hanna Chen, Casey Monroe, Shando Naini, Boomba Nishikawa, and Thomas Traub.

Approximately 200 students from 16 Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio high schools participated in the Westminster Model UN Conference. The conference was held April 11, 2018, at Westminster College.

The purpose of the Model UN conference is to enable students to role-play and simulate the countries in the United Nations. As a part of the conference, students debate and try to solve global problems from the perspectives of other countries.