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May 07, 2012

2012-05-07 MP3 file

This is the UH Hilo report. News about people, events and programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

UH Hilo’s Model United Nations Team Hui Na Lahui Huipu captured the highest honor at this year’s Model United Nations Competition, which took place at UN Headquarters in New York by being named an Outstanding Delegation.

The competition annually draws some 3,000 college students representing over 200 universities and colleges from around the world. UH Hilo’s 14-member delegation was assigned to represent Finland, and engaged in five intense days of mock UN deliberations presenting their country’s foreign policy positions on 21 issues debated before 7 committees.

This is the first time UH Hilo has won an Outstanding Delegation award, presented to teams that place in the top five percent among the entire field of competition. Since 2006, the team has won the second place honor, Distinguished Delegation, for finishing in the top ten percent four times, and the third place award Honorable Mention, given to teams in the top fifteen percent once.

For more news about the University, visit That’s the UH Hilo Report. I’m Ken Hupp.

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