Mercyhurst Model UN takes trifecta

Mercyhurst Model UN took “First Place-Best Delegation” in all three of its intercollegiate conferences this fall, according to adviser Lena Surzhko-Harned.

In the most recent conference, held Nov. 6, at Cleveland State University, Mercyhurst landed top honors for Cleveland’s first Model NATO. The following Mercyhurst students won individual delegate awards: Brandon Miller, Devin Ruic and Lucas Sageot. Danielle Vaccaro and Caitlin Handerhan also participated.

In October, Mercyhurst hosted and won the Mid-Atlantic Model UN Consortium-UN Security Council and European Union Council Crisis Simulation, with individual delegate awards going to Caitlin Handerhan, Brandon Miller, Alicia Rossi, Devin Ruic, Lucas Sageot, Patrick Dolak and Rachel Brown. Other team members included Erin Lewis, William Demauri, Jeremy Dickey, Danielle Vaccaro, Sean Williams and Klara Wisniewska.

And, in September, Mercyhurst also hosted and won the Mid-Atlantic group’s UN General Assembly Simulation. In addition to students previously acknowledged, Michael Zinn took individual honors.
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