Model UN delegates and parents at the the Outer Banks Brewing Station.
After our visitors have left the Outer Banks what remains is a wonderful, thriving community that truly cares about our kids and their education. That caring attitude was on full display at the Outer Banks Brewing Station on Wednesday night.
The event was an international dinner for the First Flight High School Model UN program. Started three years ago, membership in the school sponsored club has mushroomed to over 50 active members. The dinner was part of a fund raising effort for a February trip to a competition and conference in Norfolk in February.
There were over 75 parents, grandparents, teachers and students sampling national dishes from Latvia, Japan, Cameroon and other countries. It was a great time to try some foods not normally on a menu, catch up with friends and help fund an outstanding program in a local school. The final count is not in, but it looks as though more than $1500 was raised to help the First Flight kids take part in an international role playing event.
The Model UN program is an international educational simulation and academic competition where students from schools across a region meet to address international issues in a simulated international setting.