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Baker students participate in Model UN

Members of Baker High School's Model United Nations club attended their first conference at Syracuse University Jan. 8 and 9. Approximately 700 students from over 30 schools in the Central New York area attended the conference, hosted by Fayetteville-Manlius High School.

The Model United Nations simulates the UN. Members investigate current world situations from the perspective of a specific country. For this conference, Baldwinsville's students represented India and logged many hours of research before the conference to gain a good background of their country's point of view. Students presented papers on world issues, constructed and voted for solutions to the issues and gave speeches. Guest speakers, including Congressman Dan Maffei, addressed students during the conference.

Conner Guyer, left, and Nate Porceng display their delegate pride at the Model United Nations conference held at Syracuse University in early January.

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