UH Hilo repeats its success at 2008 National Model United Nations competitionUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
The 21-student delegation from UH Hilo also represented the Republic of Congo exceptionally well. The team prepared for 30 contemporary world issues and contributed to the writing of well over 200 resolutions and reports. UH Hilo senior Matthew "Zeke" Bailey twice chaired the Security Council and was elected as a vice president of the General Assembly‘s Executive Committee. Lisa Leffingwell, Kari Rolon, Greg Conner and Mia Munekata were chosen as the outstanding delegates of their respective committees.
Ethann Oki served as team president, Amber Lee was head delegate, Bailey was the team‘s business manager, and Leffingwell was secretary. Rounding out the team were Rolon, Connor, Munekata, Keshia Adolpho, Kensy Apaka, David Chinn, Matthew Czarnota, Laina Dunn, Noah Gomes, Leilani Josselin, Ryan Kanakaʻole, Akea Kiyuna, James Kamaka Pili, Stacy Ruegilin, Cody Showalter, Kreesta Vesga and Asia Vanavichai.