The North Country Model Organization of American States is a class taught in school districts stretching from Granville to the Thousand Islands in NY. It is a college credit-bearing class that students also earn NYS Participation in Government credit for taking.
Students are asked to represent nations across the western hemisphere (from the perspective of the people of those nations) regarding several agenda topics spanning from social issues to political issues to environmental issues.
This June, Hadley-Luzerne represented the nation of Colombia, which has been facing the brunt of the Venezuelan refugee crisis, while trying to deal with its own turmoil regarding its now legendary narcotics issues.
Their advisors, Mr. Jay Connelly, and Mr. Wayne Strong prepared the students with public speaking exercises, creative/critical thinking, political thought, marketing, and many other soft skills. This allowed students to perform with a level of unduplicated authenticity. At the culminating event at SUNY Plattsburgh, before a room of their peers, Hadley-Luzerne took the highest honors in the 2nd Committee Room, while the entire Delegation of Colombia was awarded Most Diplomatic.
List of Participants: Jennah Keeley, Erik Schreiner, Ashley Pacyna, Kassidy Plummer, Jess Skelly, Sarah Corliss, Cody York, Autumn Moffitt, Delaney Locke, Mikayla Anderson, Kendra Mason, Chelsea Mahoney, Sage Brouillette