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Left to right: Jenna Albury, Nadira Kawalram and Khalea Richard. Photo: Nadira Kawalram

Forest Heights Students Declared 2018 MUNS Winners

The third time seems to be the charm for Nadira Kawalram when it comes to the students she trains to represent Abaco in the Model United Nations Sessions (MUNS).

Now a teacher and an advisor at Forest Heights Academy, Kawalram took her first bite of success in 2012 at the 15th Model United Nations Sessions while teaching at S.C. Bootle High School when her team won first place. A few years later, she took her team to victory again when Donte Richard and Cole Albury captured first place for Forest Heights Academy in 2016.

Two years later, Donte’s sister – Khalea Richard – along with Jenna Albury of Forest Heights Academy secured another win for Abaco last month with Kawalram by their side.

Winners of MUNS go on to travel to New York to observe the work of the United Nations General Assembly firsthand.

MUNS is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of The Bahamas and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It brings high school students together from all over the country to participate in a forum that simulates the United Nations General Assembly. MUNS educates students about current events as well as the international relations, diplomacy and responsibilities of the United Nations.


About Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander was born in New Providence, but spent most of her childhood years on Abaco. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University.

Although she has accomplished many things in life, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her four children. She loves God, her country and people of all cultures.

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