Lansing High School senior, Alyssa Wiegers, is recipient of the Outstanding High School Model UN Student award
Lansing High School senior, Alyssa Wiegers, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding High School Model United Nations (MUN) Student Award presented by the United Nations Association (UNA) of Greater Kansas City. She has been given a $500 scholarship for her achievements and was invited to the 48th Annual Mayor's UN Day Dinner on October 21st to give an acceptance speech. The dinner was co-hosted by UNA and Kansas City Mayor, Quinton Lucas, and featured keynote speaker Toby Fricker from UNICEF.
To be selected for this honor, a committee from UNA looked at each applicant's previous Model United Nations experience. Students were also required to submit an advisor endorsement and an essay describing "what Model UN means to them and how it has helped prepare for their future studies, career, and/or responsible citizenship." Alyssa's Model United Nations experience is an impressive one - she has competed at the Topeka Model United Nations event every year of her high school career and was named Best Delegate Overall as a junior.
Lansing High School MUN sponsor, Mrs. Julie Hinckley attended the event with Alyssa on October 21st and is incredibly proud of her achievements. "Alyssa has been a leader at Model UN, and no one has put in more effort and commitment than her. It is evident by all of the awards she has won, and this is the culmination of that hard work. I'm very proud of Alyssa!"
Great job, Alyssa!