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  • Top performers in the 38th United Nations Model Assembly last year, were officially presented with their prizes by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen.
  • From a field of 25 participating high schools, Knox College copped the first prize - the Pepsi Cola Trophy.
  • The Governor-General praised the students for their excellent performance in demonstrating their skills in understanding and analyzing global issues.

Top performers in the 38th United Nations Model Assembly last year, were officially presented with their prizes by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House, on February 13.

From a field of 25 participating high schools, Knox College copped the first prize – the Pepsi Cola Trophy.

Wolmer’s High School student, Monique Leighton, received the second prize of a four-year scholarship valued at $25,000 per annum, courtesy of the Northern Caribbean University.

For the third prize, students of the St. Hugh’s High School won a weekend for two, courtesy of Sandals Resort International. The fourth prize went to students of the Alpha Academy, who won a gift basket donated by Kirk Distributors.

The Governor-General praised the students for their excellent performance in demonstrating their skills in understanding and analyzing global issues.

“They articulated very clearly their view points and showed that they can build consensus as well as negotiating compromise, among other things,” he said.

He urged the students to use the experience as “a stepping stone for your future development,” while encouraging them to be role models for their peers.

The 38th United Nations Model Assembly, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, on November 27 last year, focused on the issue of debt crisis and indebtedness.

Each of the participating schools, which represented a member State of the United Nations, engaged in debate surrounding that topic.