March 17, 2014 at 6:55 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ - Members of the Junior Model United Nations Team from Heritage Middle School earned top marks as the best delegation in the areas of sustainable energy, global education and humanitarian Intervention.
The students took part in regional competition sponsored by NJ Consortium for Gifted and Talented Programs and Drew University.
The students representing Saudi Arabia, Andrew Jones, Alexander DeFilippo, and Zachary Zawila (8th graders), earned the distinction of Best Delegation for their discussion of Sustainable Energy.
The students representing Mexico, Jonathan Ackerman, Nicole Bazhenov, and Bella Brodsky (7th graders) earned the distinction of Best Delegation for their discussion of Global Education.
Eashan Bagia (Grade 7) of Azerbaijan was declared Best Delegate for his discussion of Humanitarian Intervention.
Heritage teacher Lenore Argen coached the students. Students conducted intensive research into real world current issues. They learned about the culture and politics of their assigned nations, and were required to defend the beliefs of those countries, even if they conflicted with those of the USA.