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West Triangle Chapter Announces Winners for its 9th Annual UN Contest

February 13, 2013|West Triangle Chapter

contest-1First prize winner Jenny LiuThe West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association is pleased to announce the winners of its ninth annual United Nations Contest for area high school students in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties of North Carolina. There were 10 entries, seven from East Chapel Hill High, two from Carrboro High and one from Cedar Ridge High School. The contest was co-sponsored by the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. The participants presented their work to the judging committee at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence.
  • The first place award of $750 goes to Jenny Liu, freshman, East Chapel Hill High School, for her project “The U.N. on Environment.” 
  • contest-2Second prize winner Corey The second place award of $500 goes to Corey Risinger, Junior, East Chapel Hill High School for her project “The Reform of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Refugee Assimilation and Protection.” She is pictured with the sculpture she created to complement her oral presentation. The sculpture is a metaphor for the reform of D.R. Congo.
  • contest-3Third prize winners Kristen Lee and Amber Kristen Lee , Senior, and Amber Johnson, Junior, of Carrboro High School won the third prize of $250 for their project “Carbon Emissions and the United Nations: An Examination of the Kyoto Protocol and the Future of Carbon Emissions in Developed and Developing Nations.”  They are pictured with the “city” they created to dramatize their presentation about the science of carbon emissions and what the U.N. system can do to contain global warming.
  • contest-4Honorary Mention for Phuong Le and Tian Chang ZhangHonorary Mention was awarded to Phuong Le and Tian Chang Zhang, sophomores at East Chapel Hill High School, for their project “The UN and Its Role in Combatting Malaria in Africa.”Their map of Africa depicts for each country statistics about the prevalence and treatment of malaria.
The students will summarize their projects at the Chapter’s upcoming Lunch & Learn meeting at Carolina Meadows Continuing Care Retirement Community. At that meeting the winners will receive their cash awards, a certificate of achievement, and a U.N. pin.


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