Madeira receives honors at the National High School Model Arab League Conference

April 15, 2014

Regional high school students in the Model Arab League attended a two day conference at Georgetown University over April 11-12 where they participated in diplomatic simulations. The 19 Madeira girls participating in MAL this spring were assigned Iraq for the hearings and did extremely well according to their advisors, history teachers Ms. Mary Georgis and Ms. Ina Dixon. The group took home four awards: two for Outstanding Position Paper (Rebecca Leidenheimer ’16 and Juliet Auguste ’17), Outstanding Delegate (Yasmeen McGettrick ’15) and Outstanding Committee Chair (Maddy Martin ’14 who served as chair of the Joint Defense Council).

“Students who participate in Model UN or Model Arab league spend a great deal of time and energy researching and practicing,” said Ms. Mary Georgis. “It was very gratifying to see everyone do so well!”

The Model Arab League is a program of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Through participation in the program students learn about the politics and history of the Arab world, and the arts of diplomacy and public speech. MAL helps prepare students to be knowledgeable, well-trained, and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs leaders.

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