Teams from Fort Mill and Nation Ford stand out at Winthrop’s Model U.N.

FORT MILL — If diplomacy is the preferred method to resolve global conflicts, tomorrow’s diplomats could be developing right in Fort Mill.

Recently, Fort Mill High School won top honors at the 43rd annual Model United Nations conference at Winthrop University. 

The program, which saw the team from Nation Ford Highalso capture a major award, involved hundreds of students representing 30 Carolina high schools. An awards ceremony capped two days of deliberations over world events and this year’s theme, “Economic Empowerment of the Systemically Disadvantaged.”

The overall award – the Winthrop Cup – went to Fort Mill High students who represented the United States.

The Geoffrey Bruce Award for the delegation acting most in character of its country went to Nation Ford High School, representing Equatorial Guinea. Rock Hill High School’s team for the country of Myanmar was recognized for writing the Best Resolution.

Ashley Ridge High School of Summerville captured the Secretariat Award for contributing the most to the success of the conference.

The Rookie Award for making its first appearance at the conference was given to Dutch Fork High School from Irmo.