PCSH MUN team at the University of Minnesota

Students on the Park Center Senior High Model United Nations (MUN) team won several awards at the MUN State Conference on April 3 at the University of Minnesota. The awards and awardees included:

Best Position Paper

  • Caroline Clink & Sondos Ibrahim
  • Robert Campbell 
  • Emily Lee, Jonathon Marsyla, & Jailia Yang

Honorable Mention, General Assembly

  • Treasure Agbonkhese 
  • Maricarmen Torres Valle

Best Delegation, General Assembly

Ziemer Award

 

  • Ikra Dahir & Ariel Wright

Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, Security Council, or other multilateral body that introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation and decision-making. Through Model UN students learn skills in researching, writing, public speaking, problem solving and compromising, all of which help students find success in future academic settings and professional workplaces.

The Park Center Model UN team, led by teachers Sonia Nunez-Gibbs and Nancy Ziemer, began 11 years ago at North View Middle School and has since evolved into a high school team. Coach Nancy Ziemer (pictured right) also was recognized for her 11 years of service and dedication to MUN, earning the Norma Rowe Teacher Award; selected for long-term commitment, preparation of students of any abilities for conferences, high standards, enthusiasm and creativity. The team’s season will continue this year as they prepare to host and chair MUN conference for NVMS and BMS eighth-graders in May.

 

 

 

 

american indian education day posterOsseo Area Schools, in partnership with Brooklyn Center Community Schools, will host its 23rd Annual American Indian Education Day and Wacipi on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 6 p.m. at Osseo Middle School.

Featuring artisan exhibits, demonstrations, Native American dance, food and more, this annual celebration of American Indian culture gives attendees a chance to experience North America’s rich indigenous history. Danza, Park Center Senior High’s indigenous student circle, will perform at the event, and a special ceremony to honor local American Indian graduating seniors is planned.

Educators are encouraged to attend the event to receive a free resource guide on Minnesota American Indian history and culture, as well as personalized support for incorporating new material into existing lesson plans in accordance with state standards.

The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. Osseo Middle School is located at 10223 93rd Ave. N, Osseo.

Download event flyer   |   View footage from a previous event