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Seventeen Bermuda students have been honoured after taking part in a United Nations International School (UNIS) conference in New York.

Bermuda was represented at the conference by students from Warwick Academy, CedarBridge Academy, Mount St Agnes, Berkeley Institute and Saltus.

The students were each given Certificates of Appreciation by Premier Paula Cox to thank them for their participation.

Sarah Fellows, President of Global Arts Foundation, said the conference was an awesome experience.

“It allows the children involved the opportunity to network internationally with students from different countries around the world,” she said. “This year's subject, the Internet, made it even more of an exciting conference.

“A young boy from Morocco told the conference that Facebook may have saved his life during the recent riots there. Facebook kept him from walking the wrong way into a riot situation.”

She said that the Bermudian branch of the programme is unusual in that it brings students from both private and public schools together to work as a team.

“What comes from that is really a unified energy as the students realise that we're all the same,” she said.

Useful websites: www.unis-un.org

Photo by Mark Tatem Premier Cox presented the 17 students who represented the country at the UN with Certificates of Appreciation.
Photo by Mark Tatem Premier Cox will be presented the 17 students who represented the country at the UN with Certificates of Appreciation.
Photo by Mark Tatem Premier Cox will be presented the 17 students who represented the country at the UN with Certificates of Appreciation.
Photo by Mark Tatem Premier Cox will be presented the 17 students who represented the country at the UN with Certificates of Appreciation.
Photo by Mark Tatem Premier Cox will be presented the 17 students who represented the country at the UN with Certificates of Appreciation.
Photo by Mark Tatem Premier Cox will be presented the 17 students who represented the country at the UN with Certificates of Appreciation.
Photo by Mark Tatem Premier Cox will be presented the 17 students who represented the country at the UN with Certificates of Appreciation.
Photo by Mark Tatem Premier Cox will be presented the 17 students who represented the country at the UN with Certificates of Appreciation.
Photo by Mark Tatem Premier Cox will be presented the 17 students who represented the country at the UN with Certificates of Appreciation.

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Published March 14, 2011 at 10:02 am (Updated March 14, 2011 at 10:01 am)

Students meet Premier after UN conference

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