Pitzer College Students Win Model UN Honors

Claremont, Calif. (February 23, 2012) — Pitzer College students Braden Holstege '14 and Hale Shaw '12 won awards during the Harvard National Model United Nations conference held in Boston February 16-19. Holstege won an Outstanding Delegate award in the World Intellectual Property Organization committee. Shaw won an Honorable Mention award in the International Monetary Fund committee.

"The primary thing I realized from my experience was the value of my other extracurricular activities at Pitzer," Holstege said. "The Claremont Colleges Debate Union and Pitzer's Student Senate provided skills that were easily translated to Model United Nations."

Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly. In Model UN, students debate current issues, make speeches, prepare draft resolutions and negotiate with allies and adversaries to explore how international cooperation can resolve problems that affect countries all over the world. During the conference, Pitzer students represented the nation of Colombia.

Shaw is majoring in political studies and economics. Holstege is currently undeclared.

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