Created on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Three of the four Benjamin Logan Middle School teams participating in the Ohio Model United Nations competition this week in Columbus received Outstanding Resolution Awards for their work.
Only 15 delegations were awarded this distinction.
One of the award winners included BLMS’ Team Egypt, who wrote a resolution called “Turn the Earth Around” about relocating a portion of the Earth’s population via a fleet of space vehicles to other inhabitable locations in order to bring the Earth and human population back in balance.
Team Egypt’s delegation included sixth-graders Mei Carmer, Shae Freeman, Matt Godwin, Sydney Kossel, Mason Manns, Katie Meier, Shannon Perdue, Maddie Robinson and Nolan Robson.
The second award winners were Team Ireland, whose resolution was “Loans of Global Influence” dealing with countries on the UN Security Council and major shareholders of the World Bank who undercut the interest loan rate of the World Bank.
Ireland’s delegation included seventh-graders Nathan Coffield, Chenhao Ma, Ray McCormick, Daniel McPherson, Jada Orahood, Logan Phillips, Bryden Penhorwood, Quinton Woodward and Joel Workman.
The final award winners were Team Italy for their resolution “One World, One Currency,” regarding the implementation of one global currency standard.
Italy’s delegation included seventh-graders Taylor Keene, Jazmine McKeen, Kayla Null, Nolan Pelger, Nick Ridge and Nolan Rivers and Kayla Stafford.
In addition, resolutions from all four Benjamin Logan teams, including Team France, were selected to be presented in either the General Assembly or the Human Rights Council. France’s delegation included Corbin Adams, Alex Parker, Jennifer Reaver, Drew Ryan- Wasson, Addie Rodenberger, Gabe VanDyke and Josh Whitten.
As for the individual awards, Ray McCormick was selected as an Outstanding Leader.
A total of 32 BLMS students attended the conference, which was the largest ever event with more than a 1,000 middle school pupils.
The sixth- and seventh-grade adviser is Amy McCormick, and Scott Vermillion is the eighth-grade adviser.