Chloie Benton of Lee’s Summit, MO recently returned from New York City where she competed with Cedarville University’s Model United Nations team at the National Model United Nations Competition. The competition was held April 14-18.

The team received the “Outstanding Delegation” award, the highest award at the competition.

The Cedarville team represented the Republic of Kazakhstan, a landlocked country in Central Asia. Delegates competed in pairs in eight different committees that addressed a variety of global issues, including sustainable development, peacekeeping operations, women’s rights and economic infrastructure. Benton competed in General Assembly 2, addessing sustainable development and modern energy.

“This team overcame a lot of adversity this year,” said Dr. Glen Duerr, advisor of the Cedarville team. “One competition was canceled due to inclement weather, there were some surprises late in the season and our assigned country, Kazakhstan, had some unexpected changes to their governing structure; yet, the team continued to prepare. Then, when the competition started, they performed at their very highest and represented the university extremely well.”

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