Mars Hill University Model UN Team Brings Back Honors

Several members of the Mars Hill University delegation were recognized for their performance at the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) collegiate conference in Charlotte last week. In all, more than 600 students representing more than 60 colleges and universities participated in the three-day SRMUN, held April 12-14 at the Omni Hotel.

Fifteen Mars Hill students participated, representing Brazil and Japan. Gabriella Siegfried from Winter Park, Florida, won the award for Best Delegate for Brazil in the Economic and Social Council. The Brazil delegation, made up of Mackenzie Bennett of Oakboro, North Carolina; Andrea Garber of Maiden, North Carolina; Christine Foresha of Brem, Washington; Nick Hoffman of Conover, North Carolina; Brandon Rice of Asheville, North Carolina; and Siegfried, won Best Position Paper and Honorable Delegation. Kehlyn Jarvis of Elkin, North Carolina, and Hunter Weatherford of Bostic, North Carolina, representing Japan, won the award for Most Diplomatic. Jordon Edwards of Ennice, North Carolina, and Hoffman were selected as committee chairs. Rice served as a Judge Advocate for the International Criminal Court. Other Mars Hill students participating were Conner Brown of Clemmons, North Carolina; Harrison Butler of Raleigh, North Carolina; James Gilreath of Kannapolis, North Carolina; Rachel Jernigan of Goldsboro, North Carolina; and Kanani Thomas of Hubert, North Carolina.

“I am so very proud of them!” said Heather Hawn, Mars Hill University professor of political science and faculty sponsor of the Model UN team. “They have all set the bar very high for future delegations and they were wonderful ambassadors for our university.”