We're Moving!!!!The HPS website is transitioning to a new web platform, which will be available for the start of the 2017 school year. While in this transition, many of the links, photos and other web content may change or become unavailable without notice. The athletic calendar, district event calendar and building event calendars will remain active, as will the district lunch menus. The link to the new Athletics webpage and the Athletics webpage itself will be unaffected. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition, and we look forward to providing more accessible and responsive web content in the future!†
Hartford Model UN Club Brings Home Awards†
Junior Paul Chappell received Second Honors during the Mid-American Model United Nations Conference (MAMUN) this week in Kalamazoo. This is a prestigious award given within his Environmental Committee to delegates who do an exemplary job representing their country. The Environmental Committee contained approximately 45 to 50 other students, all tasked with the responsibility of accurately representing their particular countries viewpoints on a variety of environmental issues impacting the globe. Paul did an amazing job in accurately representing his assigned country of Romania, publicly speaking in front of the committee, and also showed a great ability to work together with other countries in forming resolutions and amendments that aimed at creating solutions that affect our planet on an environmental scale. There are only four awards given for each committee, meaning Paul beat out about 45 other delegates in his Environmental Committee.††In addition to Paulís individual honor, Hartford also brought home Second Honors as a group in representing their country of Romania during the ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) Plenary portion of the conference. Hartford studentís representing Romania during this portion of the conference were Juniorís Paul Chappell, Maddie MacMillan, and Tabitha Cortez. Again, this is a very prestigious award only given to four schools, while there are approximately 50 schools representing various countries during the ECOSOC Plenary. This award is given to the schools that most accurately represent their country and best work with other countries in forming solutions to a variety of Economic and Social issues.
During the MAMUN Conference, there were over 600 students from
various schools across Michigan, Ohio, and Canada that were tasked†with accurately representing their assigned country over this five day conference. What makes the accomplishments of the Hartford students all the more impressive is the fact that most of these schools at†MAMUN spend an entire semester preparing for this conference, as they take a Model UN course offered as part of their high school curriculum. In total, Hartford High School had 15 students representing Romania and Singapore in a number of different committees (Political, Special Political, Social Humanitarian/Cultural, Science & Technology, Legal, Economic, Human Rights, and Environmental).These students are each assigned a particular country and committee and in preparing for this conference, they are required to research their country's position on the issues to be discussed within their committee.
While researching in preparation for this five day†MAMUN Conference, they are also each required to write a position paper outlining their findings on the topics to be discussed. All of this is done by our Hartford students participating in Model UN Club on their own time after school. Students representing Hartford in Model UN are Seniors Ashley Rittase, Brittany Edge, Erin Genereaux, and Josie Nevins; Juniors Hunter Ackerman,Jessica Lucero, Mike Boyd, Amara Wesaw, Paul Chappell, Maddie MacMillan, Tabitha Cortez, Ricky Austin, and Ashley Kling; Sophomore Adam Wheeler; and our exchange student from Brazil, Leticia Teixiera Da Rocha. These students participate in numerous other after school activities, such as band, quiz bowl, National Honor Society, and various sports just to name a few examples. Therefore, for them to commit to and participate in such a highly competitive environment like this MAMUN Conference by spending their own time researching their country and the issues within their particular committee is impressive. Not to mention, they do all of this while going up against schools that have Model UN as part of their curriculum, which makes it all the more extraordinary. We are fortunate to have these outstanding students positively representing Hartford in such an exemplary way. Congratulations to these committed students.