The annual Junior Ohio Model United Nations was held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center March 16-18. More than 1,000 students from Ohio schools participated and a total of 147 resolutions were submitted this year.
Whitehall's Rosemore Junior High School Model U.N. students were the recipients of several honors. All resolutions, for member nations including Malaysia, Congo, Suriname, and Saudi Arabia, passed in council sessions.
Because only resolutions receiving an A rating go on to General Assembly or Human Rights Council, student delegates representing Malaysia are proud to report that they were invited to present their resolution in the Human Rights Council, where it also passed.
A total of only 36 out of 147 resolutions were invited to speak.
Several students also received individual honors. Makida Bekele was presented with an Outstanding Leadership Award.
Haley Daugherty was elected into office for next year as one of the council presidents. Daugherty was one of 79 student delegates who ran for office this year. She will attend the Summer Leadership Camp to further develop her leadership skills and to prepare to lead Jr. OMUN next year as a freshman in high school.
Whitehall teachers Holly Kramer and Eric Hammonds have been advising and co-advising this program at Rosemore for five and three years respectively.
WEF plans honors celebration
The Whitehall Education Foundation is hosting its inaugural Honors Celebration April 12, at Jefferson Country Club.
During the maiden event, the WEF will celebrate students, staff, and community excellence with dinner and special guests.
Tickets are $25 and include dinner, awards program, silent auction, and a raffle. Tickets can be purchased by calling Carol Toprani at 614-417-5007.
Teacher in limelight
The Ohio Department of Education has chosen Desiree Reckner, kindergarten teacher at Kae Avenue Elementary in Whitehall, to be video recorded giving her students the state's new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.
The video with Reckner will be used across the state for training other teachers.
She is one of the first teachers to view the new assessment. ODE has given her classroom four new iPads for her assistance.