Students and staff representing Lincoln Academy at the Columbia Model United Nations in New York City. Back row from left: Rath Shoenthal ‘24, Maddy Kallin ‘24, Lily Rosa ‘25, and Dylan Burmeister ‘25. Front from left: Social Studies teacher Angus Fake, Arsen Mikaylen ‘25, Joseph Levesque ‘25, Audrey Hufnagel ‘24, Genevieve Matthews ‘27, Amelia Rice ‘26, Nathanael Clark ‘26, Connor Parson ‘25, Mitchell Straus ‘24, Sophia Scott ‘25, Noa Burchesky ‘25, Laila Brady ‘25, and Lila Drewes ‘25. Not Pictured: Social Studies teacher Beth Penrose.

Seventeen Lincoln Academy students and two social studies teachers attended the Model United Nations Conference and Exposition at Columbia University in New York City from January 12-14. While there, students participated in a wide range of committees, practicing public speaking, negotiating, and diplomatic skills with over 800 other students from around the world.

The students also had the unique opportunity to visit the Croatian Permanent Mission building, where diplomats assigned to the United Nations conduct their business, and learn about real world diplomacy from a Croatian diplomat.
While in New York City, students stayed in Times Square and visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bryant Park, the High Line, and other sights.
At the closing ceremonies two LA students were recognized for their work in committees. Senior Maddy Kallin received an honorable mention, and senior Mitchell Straus won Best Delegate.