SAVANNAH — Savannah-Chatham County Public School students who are a part of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia Teen Achievers and the Student Leadership Program recently attended the Georgia Model United Nations Assembly Feb. 26-March 1 in Macon.
Student ambassadors spent three days representing and learning the roles of the United Nations. Local students represented Lebanon, Nigeria, Philippines, Mexico, Bahamas and the United States. Student ambassadors dressed in the attire of their chosen countries and had the opportunity to visually represent them with creative displays in the Global Village. They also experienced the World Hunger Luncheon, which challenged them to fast all afternoon in support of ending world hunger.
Student ambassadors had the opportunity to give a 30-second introductory speech in the language of their representative country and created their own resolutions to debate. Resolution topics included funding to create a world-hunger-relief organization, a resolution calling for the disarming of militia, a resolution to support childhood obesity and a goal to eliminate illiteracy throughout the world.
Participants included: 11th-grader Mario Morales of Savannah Arts Academy; 12th-grader Jordan Harper of Liberty County High School; 11th-grader Tre-Andre Donaldson of Windsor Forest High School; 11th-grader Reginald Brown of Liberty County High School; 11th-grader Avonna Kemp of Savannah High School; 11th-grader Christian Taylor of Johnson High School; 12th-grader Brittni Swain of Windsor Forest High School; ninth-grader Noelia Moscosa of Windsor Forest High School; and ninth-grader Rebekah Waldhauer of Windsor Forest High School.
The trip was sponsored in part by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia Teen Achievers is a multi-cultural program that prepares youth for college readiness/career development designed to motivate teens toward high school graduation, college access and to prepare them for successful entry into the workforce.
The Student Leadership Program is a community initiative made possible by the contributions of more than 30 area businesses. It is supported by the work of area volunteers, community advisors and teacher advisors.