Last week AAS was represented at the CEESA Speech & Debate event and the Berlin MUN Conference. Those were the first events we have had this season and even though they were virtual, it was great to see our students participate.
Speech and Debate
In the MS event, Sammie F. and Alisa B. made it to the quarterfinals in Debate and Sammie also made it to the finals in Original Oratory and walked away with the 2nd Place Award.
In the HS event, Ina B. and Kristiana S. made it to the quarterfinals in Debate. We had finalists in all of the Speech categories – Mariana D. & Sophie B. won 1st Place in Duet Acting, Zehra K. won 2nd Place in Oral Interpretation and Alina S. and Presiyana P. were in the Final 6 for Original Oratory.
Model United Nations
This past week, 7 High School students from our Model United Nations Club participated in BERMUN XXX, a conference held virtually by the John F Kennedy School in Berlin. Our students successfully represented the countries of Egypt, Guatemala and Solomon Islands. The students did a great job of collaborating with students from all over the world in order to pass resolutions related to the topics of Economic Interdependence, Improvements in Cybersecurity and Ensuring Post-War Transitional Justice, just to name a few. Aside from the wonderful experience that students had working with peers in their committees, they also had the opportunity to hear presentations from diplomats representing the governments of Ukraine and Taiwan. These presentations, along with others organized by the conference, were great opportunities for our students to better understand how international diplomacy works.
After months of planning and preparation, our delegates did an excellent job of representing AAS and should be proud of their hard work.
Congratulations to everyone for their performances and successes!