Converse Surpasses West Point, Northwestern at Model Arab League Conference
Converse’s Model Arab League took the “Overall Outstanding Delegation Award” at the National Model Arab League conference at Georgetown University. This marks 28 years of successful performance at this competition, and completes another season with wins in all four of the major competitions.
Converse was represented by the teams of: Taylor Casey/Emily Holbert, Grace Frazor/Danielle Fandre, Natalie Southgate/Abigail Hill, Asten Leonard/Melissa Richenbaker, Melissa Brock/Claudia Coffin, and Jessica Morgan/Alexis Hall.
Converse chaired four of the councils and a fifth in the Joint Crisis Council. Kandice Miles was recognized as the Distinguished Chair for her leadership in the Political Council. Of the 25 people who competed at the National Model, 11 are freshman so the future of Converse’s Arab League continues to look bright. In the competitive application and interview process, Converse landed three chairs for next year’s model: Sidney Jones, Jessica Morgan, and Jayda Means (freshman).
Of the total of 25 schools participating, other prominent national institutions that Converse bested included George Washington University, San Francisco State University, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, George Mason University, and the American University of Cairo to name only a few.
During the year, a film crew has followed the Converse delegation filming performance at all Model Arab League events. Three freshmen and one first-year junior member have been profiled during the year as they have worn microphones during competition and had lights and cameras in their face when they spoke. All four have distinguished themselves and won awards under these demanding conditions.