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United Nations Contest for Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Chatham,
Durham and Durham County High School Students
 

The annual United Nations Contest sponsored by the West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association is designed primarily to encourage local high school students to create original projects which deal with an issue or problems relevant to the mission of the United Nations. The works may come from any discipline and may take a variety of forms: essays, videos, posters, musical selections or compositions, multi-media works, etc. Projects created by teams of students are encouraged.

  •  2014 Contest Winners

    Corey Risinger
    , Senior, East Chapel Hill High School. First Prize for “U.N. Role in Reproductive Healthcare and Female Empowerment.” The Judging Committee was extremely impressed with her knowledge of the problem and of the U.N.’s current attempts to deal with it. The Committee very much liked most of the proposed solutions to the problem, though thought it unlikely the U.N. itself would set up mobile health vans. The Committee very much appreciated the articulate presentation and the collage. The latter was highly effective in dramatizing the points made in the presentation.

    Isa van der Drift
    , Sophomore, Cedar Ridge High School. Second Prize for “The U.N. and the Responsibility to Protect.” The Judging Committee was very impressed with her knowledge of the problem and of the U.N.’s current attempts to deal with it. The Committee liked her solutions to the problem of trying to reconcile national sovereignty with the protection of endangered groups. The Committee appreciated her polished presentation and well-crafted outline.

    Lena Hu
    , sophomore, East Chapel Hill High School. Third Prize for “The U.N. Role in the Global Refugee Crisis.” The Committee was quite impressed with her knowledge of the problem and with the U.N.’s current attempts to deal with this difficult issue .The Committee also liked the proposed ways of improving the U.N.’s approach to the problem. The Committee enjoyed her presentation and greatly admired the poster created to dramatize the refugee crisis.

    Anne Whitsel and Brooke Bauman
    , Freshmen, East Chapel Hill High School. Honorable Mention for “U.N. Roles on Public Health.” The Committee was impressed with their knowledge of the problem and of the U.N’s current attempts to deal with it. The Committee thought several of the proposals for improvement did not sufficiently take into account the constraints on the U.N.s ability to act if, for example, a nation is unwilling or unable to act. The presentation was engaging and articulate, even though the team relied heavily on its script. The Committee was impressed with the clay sculpture and quilting created to dramatize public health issues.

    Janet Yan and Emily Lambeth
    , Juniors, North Carolina School of Science and Math. Honorable Mention for “The U.N. and Its Role in Combatting Human Trafficking in Eastern Europe.The Committee was impressed with their knowledge of the problems and of the U.N.’s current approaches to dealing with it. The Committee thought that there were several good proposals offered but thought that the Security Council would not approve the use of peacekeepers as border keepers and that the many border crossings in Eastern Europe cannot realistically be effectively monitored. The Committee marveled at their articulate presentation: they were superbly well coordinated and delivered from memory without the use of scripts. The Committee admired the poster created to dramatize the issue.

 

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