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ELCS students attend Harvard Model U.N.

Hooper brings home delegate award

Members of the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Model U.N. program that went to Harvard recently.

Members of the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Model U.N. program that went to Harvard recently.

— “The first time I was absolutely terrified and had no idea,” White said. “This time, I had a better grasp and was able to understand more.”

First-time delegates included Will Tomkins, freshman Wesley Whalen and seniors Andy Mitchell and Nate Allott.

“It was hard, but it was pretty exciting to meet new people,” Whalen said.

“What surprised me was how seriously everything was taken,” Mitchell said. “There are a massive amount of kids at the conference. After the first and second day, you see how things are going to go and you feel that you can step in and be part of it more as you go along.”

“All the kids are smart there — it’s a lot higher level,” Allott said. “You have to push yourself.”

Castine and McCormick both said that they were proud of the students and their accomplishments.

“I am very proud of this group in general,” Castine said. “It was a good mix of veterans and new students.”

“These students are so involved in so many different activities that it is amazing that they can do it all,”McCormick said.

“You have to commend them for being as flexible as they are,” Castine added.

The group will next be part of the Model UN at Northeastern Clinton Central School next month.

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