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Hershey Regional Conference News!

Friday, Jan. 4 through

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019


Hershey Conference Lodge and Hotel

Alisa Steele
Lydia Slajchert


Mrs. Melissa J. Carl, M.L.A.

Social Studies and Gifted Support teacher 10-12

National Honor Society Advisor

Model UN Advisor

West York Area High School


Representing West York:

Angelina Marchozzi (12th grade), Lydia Slajchert (12th grade), Melody Slajchert (12th grade), Katherine Hutton (11th grade), Ashley Jordan (11th grade), Awaiz Zahra (11th grade), Tyler Bard (9th grade), Kylie Smith (9th grade), Alisa Steele (9the grade).



  • Alisa Steele won an Outstanding First Year Delegate Award for her Committee.

  • Lydia Slajchert won an Outstanding Country team Award for the entire conference.


Assigned countries:

Angelina Marchozzi - Algeria, on the Environment & Technology Committee

Lydia Slajchert - Oman, on the Middle East and North Africa Summit

Melody Slajchert - Canada, on General Assembly A

Tyler Bard - Syria, on the Historical Security Council, 1967

Kylie Smith - Canada, on General Assembly B

Alisa Steele - Ecuador,  on the Pan-American Summit

Katherine - Canada, on General Assembly C

Ashley Jordan - Denmark, on Social and Humanitarian Council

Awaiz Zahra -  Legal B Committee



What is Model UN?

A student simulation of the proceedings of the United Nations. Students, referred to as Delegates, are assigned a country to represent in one of the UN’s numerous committees with pre-set topics to debate. They research the background of their country, their country's position on the topics at hand, and prepare notes on possible solutions to the problems faced. Students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. At the end of most conferences, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given an award certificate.