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Dothan Preparatory Academy Students Participate in Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly

Dothan Preparatory Academy Students Participate in Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly

TROY, Ala. – 10 Dothan Preparatory Academy Students representing Haiti and Morocco will be amongst more than 65 middle school students from ten schools who will gain a new awareness of the world and international affairs on March 3-4, 2022, as they gather at Troy University for the Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly (SAMUN).

Our Dothan Preparatory Academy students came back with many accolades, awards and recognitions!

Dothan Preparatory Academy took home the following awards:

Best Outstanding Dress (Africa Block): Morocco

Best Outstanding Dress (Developing Block): Haiti

Overall Outstanding Dress: Morocco

Outstanding Flag Presentation: 2nd Alternate – Haiti, 1st Alternate – Morocco

Outstanding Resolution: 3rd Alternate – Haiti (tie with Houston Academy - Botswana), Overall – Morocco

Outstanding Delegation: 2nd Alternate – Haiti, Overall – Morocco

Outstanding Boy Delegate: James D. of Morocco

Outstanding Girl Delegate: 3rd Alternate – Izabella E. of Haiti, 2nd Alternate – Gabrielle J of Morocco, and 1st Alternate – Leia B of Morocco

In addition to the ten students from Dothan Preparatory Academy. Dothan City Schools was also represented by three SAMUN Officers from Carver 9th Grade Academy.

The event is hosted by the Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center, which is located at TROY University, and funding is provided from the Alabama Department of Education and the Wiregrass Writing Project.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience the United Nations first-hand with each delegation representing a different nation and deciding important issues that affect the world.

“This year 10 teams are participating in the Model United Nations.” Each delegation will be dressed in native costumes from the country they represent, construct a replica of the country’s flag, present a 30-second welcome in the country’s native language and prepare a resolution relating to the current issues and concerns for their country.

Through the program, students have the opportunity to build communication and consensus-building skills, develop insight into the relationships of the United States and other nations, gain knowledge of other cultures and history of other nations, build self-confidence and teamwork skills and develop friendships with students from other schools and communities.

Participating in this year’s assembly will be teams of students from Brewton Middle School, Geneva County Middle School, Dothan Preparatory Academy, Houston Academy, and Thurgood Marshall Middle School.