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Elmont Elementary School District Model U.N. ambassadors gathered for an international breakfast along with Elmont Board of Education President Pamela Byer, Vice President Elsy Mecklembourg-Guibert and Elmont Superintendent Al Harper. Model U.N. advisors were also on hand for the event.


Student Ambassadors Attend Model UN Breakfast

Elmont School District

Administration Offices • 135 Elmont Road • Elmont, NY 11003-1609 • 516-326-5500


The Elmont Union Free School District hosted a Model United Nations International Ambassadors’ Breakfast for fifth- and sixth-grade students at the Dutch Broadway School recently. The morning included an information session and a continental breakfast.

Al Harper, Superintendent of the Elmont Elementary School District, and Lee Marcus, founder of the Elmont Model United Nations Program established an elementary Model United Nations Program during the 2005–06 school year. Marcus, in collaboration with Elmont teachers, directed and guided the fifth-graders in their study and discussion of global issues. To culminate their yearlong learning experience, students will participate in a Model United Nations conference this spring.

The Model United Nations Program is an interactive learning experience that simulates the process and procedures of the United Nations General Assembly. Students step into the shoes of U.N. ambassadors to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. Student delegates make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model United Nations conference rules of procedure, all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.

The district looks forward to the continued success of the Model United Nations Program and is confident that its fifth- and sixth-grade students will develop lifelong leadership skills through participation in this exemplary program.

The mission of the Elmont Union Free School District is to "reach and teach for excellence," which means continually improving instruction and increasing student achievement. Dedication to this goal is what has earned Elmont New York state recognition for its "High Performing/Gap Closing Schools," and as a state "model for school success." In partnership with the community, the district holds its students to the highest standards while maintaining one of the lowest per-pupil expenditures in Nassau County.

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