week, the Sol C. Johnson Model African Union attended the 22nd
annual Southeastern Model African Union conference - a collegiate debate
conference - where Johnson was the only high school in attendance.
debated important global issues from an African perspective such as youth
unemployment, gender inequality, good governance, free trade, peace and
security, as well as the fight against corruption. They practiced skills such
as public speaking, resolution/proposal writing, conflict resolution and the
art of compromise.
High students not only held their own with universities such as UGA, Ohio State
and Kennesaw State, but came home with two awards! Carlos Ferrer won an
Outstanding Leadership award and Malaycia Sanders won Honorable Mention!
students also had the privilege of meeting the ambassador from the African
Union to the United States, H. E. Dr. Arikina Chihombori-Quao! She is pictured
with the group in the photo above.
following students participated in the conference:
to them on their hard work and dedication!