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June 19, 2003
Jennifer Paul As a former Model United Nations student at Huntington Beach High School (class of 2002) and a current staff member of the National High School Model UN Conference in New York City, I am appalled that certain members of our community consider it a waste of time for students and a waste of our city's educational resources. I would challenge any person who is of such a strong opinion to first attend a local Model United Nations conference before making such an unjustified claim as to say that it is indoctrinating students in "a globalist socialist philosophy" ("Model UN is a waste of schools district's money," Independent, June 12)
FEATURES
June 28, 2007
The city of Huntington Beach recently honored two Marina High School students ? Stephanie Lucas and Tyler Briscoe ? with the Youth Character Award at a City Council meeting June 11. In cooperation with the national Character Counts Coalition, the award is given to students who show outstanding character. Lucas was editor of Marina's newspaper, student representative to the HBUSD Board and Education Foundation, participated in Model United Nations, and will be attending UCLA.
FEATURES
January 19, 2006
Huntington Beach High School senior Andrew Kreitz is scheduled to appear on the annual two-week "Jeopardy! Teen Tournament," beginning on Feb. 6. Kreitz is one of 15 students selected from throughout the United States and is the only representative from west of Colorado. He was chosen during an interview process that took place at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa last summer. Kreitz is captain of the varsity water polo team, as well as its most valuable offensive player. The recipient of the Oiler Spirit award and three varsity letters in swimming, he won three gavels in the school's Model United Nations program, including the prestigious North American International Model United Nations Conference at Georgetown University.
FEATURES
June 11, 2009
Alex Syiek Alex Syiek devoted much of his high school career to theater and politics — and it didn’t take him long to find a way to combine the two. The 18-year-old Pennsylvania native was a star in Huntington Beach High School’s theater productions, taking leads in “Sweeney Todd,” “Miss Saigon” and other school productions. Along the way, he spent four years in the school’s Model United Nations, in which students represent countries and engage in mock debates about world issues.
NEWS
May 22, 2003
Coral Wilson Huntington Beach High School seniors returned home from the Model United Nations Conference in New York City with the highest honor -- the Distinguished Delegation Award. "It was really good to go back, really represent Southern California and do as well as we did," advisor Lynn Aase said. "It was a great way for them to go out as seniors." Based on last year's success, the school was chosen to play the role of the United States in the New York conference in March.
NEWS
February 17, 2000
GAINS A LONG AND HAPPY MARRIAGE Diane and Harold Schechter could probably teach many young couples a thing or two about getting along. The pair have been married almost 62 years. And it's not that they haven't had their share of marital spats, they just know how to deal with them. "You fight, but you have to make up. And never go to sleep mad," Diane said. As for Harold, he has another theory about their success as a couple: "I say I'm the lord and master of my house, and she could do whatever she likes," he said.
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By Amanda Pennington | April 20, 2006
Chechynian independence, HIV and AIDS epidemics, Darfur, Russia-NATO relations, the Israel-Palestine conflict: Topics one might expect to hear in the halls of the United Nations building in New York. But discussion on these and other controversial global issues are also heard in the halls of Edison High School, where students involved in the Model United Nations program research, debate and discuss solutions to these issues in a forum modeled after the U.N. "It really teaches kids how to do college-level research," said Ken Amman, who was the advisor of Edison's Model U.N. program for 25 years before he retired in June.
NEWS
June 19, 2003
Model UN a valuable resource for students As a former Model UN student at Edison High, I would like to inform Wayne Parker ("Model UN a waste of school district's money" Mailbag, June 12) that he and his comments couldn't be more wrong. Has he even stepped into an Model United Nations class? Or observed the students in their countless hours of research, writing and speech preparation that is required of them for conferences? If he had, he would see that it is definitely not filled with socialists and America-haters.
NEWS
July 3, 2003
Combining systems isn't the answer Bill Workman is misinforming the council and public when he states, "The uniqueness of the library system is that it's nearing obsolescence" (City departments to share tech support, June 19). What makes the library's computer system unique is that it runs a library -- it doesn't perform water billing or payroll or business applications. And the fact that the system is "nearing obsolescence" is nothing new, either.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Mike Sciacca | February 16, 2006
Huntington Beach High senior made it to the final round of the `Jeopardy!' teen tourney, which airs today and Friday.The category is "Local Teen Phenoms": "An all-league athlete, this young man appears Ivy League-bound and has been seen in the past week on national television." If your answer -- in the form of a question, of course -- was "Who is Andrew Kreitz?," you would be correct. The Huntington Beach High School senior was one of 15 students nationwide to have been selected to compete in the "Jeopardy!
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By Britney Barnes | October 29, 2009
In different classrooms around Edison High School, students from nine high schools represented countries from Algeria to Zimbabwe and debated issues plaguing the world today to learn to work with others to build a solution. Students researched and studied the positions of the country they represented ? but for a group of visiting British students, it wasn?t much of a reach to embody the United Kingdom. At the school?s annual Model United Nations Conference, students left their jeans and flip-flops at home as they donned crisp button-up shirts, trousers and dresses to discuss how to solve worldwide problems from nuclear terrorism to pandemic preparedness.
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FEATURES
June 11, 2009
Alex Syiek Alex Syiek devoted much of his high school career to theater and politics — and it didn’t take him long to find a way to combine the two. The 18-year-old Pennsylvania native was a star in Huntington Beach High School’s theater productions, taking leads in “Sweeney Todd,” “Miss Saigon” and other school productions. Along the way, he spent four years in the school’s Model United Nations, in which students represent countries and engage in mock debates about world issues.
FEATURES
June 28, 2007
The city of Huntington Beach recently honored two Marina High School students ? Stephanie Lucas and Tyler Briscoe ? with the Youth Character Award at a City Council meeting June 11. In cooperation with the national Character Counts Coalition, the award is given to students who show outstanding character. Lucas was editor of Marina's newspaper, student representative to the HBUSD Board and Education Foundation, participated in Model United Nations, and will be attending UCLA.
FEATURES
By Amanda Pennington | April 20, 2006
Chechynian independence, HIV and AIDS epidemics, Darfur, Russia-NATO relations, the Israel-Palestine conflict: Topics one might expect to hear in the halls of the United Nations building in New York. But discussion on these and other controversial global issues are also heard in the halls of Edison High School, where students involved in the Model United Nations program research, debate and discuss solutions to these issues in a forum modeled after the U.N. "It really teaches kids how to do college-level research," said Ken Amman, who was the advisor of Edison's Model U.N. program for 25 years before he retired in June.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Mike Sciacca | February 16, 2006
Huntington Beach High senior made it to the final round of the `Jeopardy!' teen tourney, which airs today and Friday.The category is "Local Teen Phenoms": "An all-league athlete, this young man appears Ivy League-bound and has been seen in the past week on national television." If your answer -- in the form of a question, of course -- was "Who is Andrew Kreitz?," you would be correct. The Huntington Beach High School senior was one of 15 students nationwide to have been selected to compete in the "Jeopardy!
FEATURES
January 19, 2006
Huntington Beach High School senior Andrew Kreitz is scheduled to appear on the annual two-week "Jeopardy! Teen Tournament," beginning on Feb. 6. Kreitz is one of 15 students selected from throughout the United States and is the only representative from west of Colorado. He was chosen during an interview process that took place at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa last summer. Kreitz is captain of the varsity water polo team, as well as its most valuable offensive player. The recipient of the Oiler Spirit award and three varsity letters in swimming, he won three gavels in the school's Model United Nations program, including the prestigious North American International Model United Nations Conference at Georgetown University.
NEWS
July 3, 2003
Combining systems isn't the answer Bill Workman is misinforming the council and public when he states, "The uniqueness of the library system is that it's nearing obsolescence" (City departments to share tech support, June 19). What makes the library's computer system unique is that it runs a library -- it doesn't perform water billing or payroll or business applications. And the fact that the system is "nearing obsolescence" is nothing new, either.
NEWS
June 19, 2003
Model UN a valuable resource for students As a former Model UN student at Edison High, I would like to inform Wayne Parker ("Model UN a waste of school district's money" Mailbag, June 12) that he and his comments couldn't be more wrong. Has he even stepped into an Model United Nations class? Or observed the students in their countless hours of research, writing and speech preparation that is required of them for conferences? If he had, he would see that it is definitely not filled with socialists and America-haters.
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