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Pacific Ridge School Wins Best Small School Delegation at 2011 Stanford Model United Nations Conference

Students Advance Understanding of Politics and International Affairs; Take Home Seven Delegate Awards

Carlsbad, CA, November 19, 2011 --( More than 600 students from all over the world assembled Nov. 4-6, for the 2011 Model United Nations (MUN) Conference at Stanford University. Stanford students hosted a variety of high school student committees that spent the weekend simulating the way that the U.N. addresses conflicts and events in the international arena. Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad won the Best Small School Delegation Award out of more than 20 competing schools.

“We are extremely proud of our students’ hard work and dedication preparing for this conference,” said Scott Silk, history teacher at Pacific Ridge School. “We took a largely novice group and, in an amazing showing, the students won a top honor for the school.”

The Stanford MUN Conference featured 29 committees this year, ranging from traditional to crisis committees. To prepare for the conference, students researched and developed a position paper on each of the topics assigned to their committees. Pacific Ridge School’s 17-student delegation received the Best Small School Delegation Award, as well as seven individual delegate awards at the closing awards ceremony.

Best Delegate Awards
- Rachel Perelman (Carlsbad) – White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity
- Sean Straw (Carlsbad) – International Court of Justice

Outstanding Delegate Awards
- Hunter Headapohl (RSF) and Gaby Clarke (Carlsbad) – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Research Awards
- Delaney Miller (Encinitas) – World Health Organization
- Carmel Mu – Economic and Social Council

Honorable Mention
- Will Glockner (Encinitas) – International Atomic Energy Agency

The Stanford MUN Conference is committed to creating a stimulating and enjoyable Model UN experience that helps delegates understand the complex workings of politics and international affairs. This is achieved by simulating United Nations committees and challenging crises, both of which encourage delegates to think critically and creatively, and to collaborate and compromise with each other. For more information on the Stanford MUN Conference, visit For more information about Pacific Ridge School, visit

About Pacific Ridge School:
Opened in the fall of 2007, Pacific Ridge School is a non‐profit, independent middle and high school located in the North County, San Diego. With the distinctive mission of building a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge offers a first-rate educational experience to prepare students for college and a purposeful life. For more information, visit Pacific Ridge School does not discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other administered programs.

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