The Bellefontaine High School Ohio Model United Nations students (pictured left) had a very successful three days at the state event earlier this week.
The Bellefontaine teams had an outstanding showing. This year the Sr. High event had 175 teams with over 1,400 students participating at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. For Bellefontaine, three of the four teams presenting had resolutions that went on to the second level. Only 42 resolutions overall made it to the second level, which is about 25%.
Team Thailand (pictured below) went on to be named for an Outstanding Resolution. The team consisted of Billy Houser, Keith Wisecup, Evie Belcher, Hannah Clayton, Mackayla Chambers, Jarrett Beck, Gunnar Buck, and Scott Conover.
The United Kingdom team talent was one of just 6 teams out of 55 named to the finals in the optional talent contest.
Four BHS students were elected as officers to serve at next year's State OMUN event.
Emily O'Connor was elected as Council Vice-President.
Billy Houser and John Beach were elected as Council Presidents.
Brooke Turner was elected as Vice President of the Human Rights Council, which is one of the top officer positions to serve over this event.
BHS had four teams with a total of 29 students attend this year. They also had four BHS students elected last year as state officers helping to run the entire event this year.
Additionally, BMS has seven teams at the Middle School this year.
Assisting with the event were BHS staff members Cathy Wiley and Sandi Chervenak, parent volunteer Anjana Prasad, and BHS grad and past participant Tommy Stolly, who came over between his exams at Capital University.