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QG pupil awarded Best Delegate 2017 at CUSMUN

Posted on 25 September 2017 by Miss Amy Hinds, Communications Officer

Year 11 pupil, Luna Middleton-Roy has been awarded the prestigious Best Delegate prize at the 2017 Cambridge University School’s Model United Nations (CUSMUN) conference. The conference, which took place between 15-17 September, once again showed Queen’s Gate pupils triumphing in the debating discipline.

Luna won the award by beating over 600 students who attended the three-day conference, including some of the School’s usual rivals such including St Paul’s School, Dulwich College and Haberdashers Aske’s Boys, and Schools from as far as away as Mongolia, India and the United Arab Emirates. This award reflects Luna’s well-honed skills in diplomacy and public-speaking, and her genuine engagement in tackling global issues, especially the rights of women. We are delighted that Luna has been awarded such an honourable award, and she is well-deserving of this outstanding recognition.

A special mention also goes to Annavittoria Porter for her excellent contribution to the World Health Organisation as an Associate Chair – quite a feat for her first time Chairing and at university level. Congratulations to Clara Cole for her honourable mention in the Economics and Social committee and Maria Posada’s leadership in being the main submitter for her committee’s resolution. Juliette Le Goff impressed the delegates in the Historical committee with her ability to grasp the complexities behind past conflict on the Falkland Islands.

As well as this, many of the girls were also recognised for their other attributes, including, Julia Wolchover’s charm as her and the delegate of China won the best couple award. On the other hand, Belle Ocampo, was voted most likely to become a dictator by her committee. Whilst Clara Morrissey received recognition for becoming a future UN General Secretary.

Overall, congratulations to all the girls on such a successful weekend at Cambridge University.