For students interested in global issues, diplomacy, leadership and public speaking, the Model United Nations club offers great opportunities to hone skills and make friends. Atlantic Community High School’s Model United Nations team attends three conferences around the state each year, addressing problems ranging from global warming to drug trafficking. The team also hopes to attend a special conference in Washington D.C. in March.
The Model United Nations Club meets every other Wednesday in the Media Center after school until 4:50 p.m. Teachers Ann Magelinski and Karen Cruz advise the club.
The team’s first conference of the 2016-2017 school year took place at the University of Central Florida in Orlando from Oct. 21 through Oct. 23. Students represented specific countries, and chose committees organized to address key global issues. They included children’s education in underdeveloped countries; the economic impact of space exploration; child marriage; avoiding corruption among peacekeepers serving in conflict zones, and more. Atlantic High’s students earned special recognition in several areas:
The team is currently reaching out to potential sponsors in the hopes of raising enough money to send students to Washington D.C. in March, said senior and Team Secretary Sofia Rivero. “It’s a really good way to learn what’s going on around us, to meet new people, and to travel,” Rivero said.
Senior Isabeau Cordes said participating in Model U.N. has helped her gain confidence in public speaking. The group has grown quickly in a few years, to nearly 60 students this year, she said.
The team started three years ago when Senior Alexis Fisher made starting the group her IB personal project, and just nine students were involved, Cordas said. “I love talking about politics and current events. It’s a really good way to get used to speaking in front of people about the things you are interested in.”
For more information about Model UN or about how you can help sponsor their trip to Washington, D.C., contact Ann Magelinski at firstname.lastname@example.org. —Stacey DeLoye
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
The South Florida Science Center is taking applications for Counselors in Training (CIT) to assist at summer camps. Applicants are required to be at least in their junior year of high school and must still be attending school. Each applicant must submit a resume and at least one recommendation letter and commit to at least half of the ten-week summer camp season for at least 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. For more information, visit the Science Center's website or email camp manager and ATL alumnus Kristian Zambrana at email@example.com
STUDENTS: Don't forget to pick up your yearbook! If you've ordered a yearbook and haven't picked it up yet, please see Ms. White in room 4-205.
WATCH GRADUATION LIVE
The school district will broadcast graduation ceremonies live online and on The Education Network (T.E.N.) Comcast Channel 235 and AT&T Channel 99. ATL's graduation is at 8 am on Saturday, May 21.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
CROS MINISTRIES is participating in the nationwide Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. CROS needs volunteers to help collect and sort food in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach on Saturday, May 14 from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Brian Rowe at 561-779-7936 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
THE COMMUNITY CARING CENTER OF BOYNTON BEACH is seeking volunteers for the Delray Derby fundraiser on Saturday, May 7, at Spodak Dental Group, 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Volunteers will assist with setup, sell tickets, serve food, clean up, and other activities during 2 shifts, from 2 pm to 5 pm and/or 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please contact Arturo Wittman at email@example.com or 561-480-0093 for more information.
FLORIDA ELITE LACROSSE is looking for volunteers to help with two charity lacrosse tournaments at Seacrest Soccer Complex, 2505 N. Seacrest Blvd. in Delray Beach: Clash for Cancer, May 7 and Bash at the Beach, June 4-5. Community service hours will be given. Please email Jeanie Waina at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
The Criminal Justice Academy needs parent volunteers to assist with data entry and other tasks. Instructors assure the work will be rewarding: "We run the academy like a family paradigm, so be prepared to be loved on by our kids." If you'd like to join the Criminal Justice Academy family, please email Karl Milenkovic at email@example.com.
ALL SCHOOL ART SHOW
The All School Art Show features artwork created by all students in art classes this school year. The show is open during school hours in the Media Center lobby on Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22, and is open to parents and the community on Thursday, April 21 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
The ATL PTSA will elect executive board members for the 2016-2017 school year at the last PTSA meeting of the school year, on Wednesday, April 27 PTSA at 5:30 pm in the media center. Teacher/staff and parent members (including new members) are invited and encouraged to serve on the board. We are seeking nominations for the following positions:
IB SENIOR CELEBRATION PROGRAM ADS
The ATL IB department is selling space in the program for the April 28 IB Senior Celebration.
Parents and businesses are invited to contribute congratulatory messages to the class, adorable childhood photos, inspiring messages to students, poems, thank you messages to staff, or any message of their choosing.
Parents and students can purchase a one-line message on the Good Luck page.
Please submit the completed ad form and payment to IB secretary Mrs. Bell by April 18th.