ANS triumphantly returned from the 24th HACIA Summit in Cartagena, Colombia. The school’s delegation performed extremely well at this annual summit held from March 8 to March 12th, winning Best Large School Delegation Award for the third year in a row and was led by teachers Mrs. Sonia Davila and Mr. Sergio Quiñonez.
Several students won the top places in their committees, showcasing their impressive debating abilities. Fabio Robelo won first place in the Historical Cabinet Colombia, 1984. Laura Sanchez and Avis Corea won first place in the Summit of the Americas Committee, with Anastasio Ortiz and Alexander Ramirez winning the top prize in the Inter-American Committee of Science and Technology. Claudio Rosales won second place in the Brazilian Crisis Cabinet committee, Sofia Coen won second place in the Pan American Health Organization Committee, and Wei Ting Shih won second place in the Argentine Crisis Cabinet committee.
The ANS delegation also included Nicole Metz, Sofía Coen, Laura Sanchez, Olinto Perez, Maria Alejandra Morales, Ligia Delgadillo, Francesco Vezzola, and Gismark Lopez.
Gismark Lopez, president of the ANS HACIA Club, told the Eye of the Tiger that he expected the delegation to do a good job in the summit. “We spent a lot of time dedicated to studying their topics and reading their committee bulletins. We sacrificed our weekends and free time to get ready for HACIA.” He commented that the entire delegation had a good support system and that Ms. Davila and Mr. Quiñonez were always there for them during times of need in the months leading up to the Conference.
Wei Ting Shih said that they had high expectations before the Conference, which were met and surpassed. “The results are a culmination of months of hard work and sacrifice,” she added. Susan Castellon on the other hand, considered that HACIA was one of her most nerve-wracking, but at the same time, amazing experiences she’s ever had.
The Eye of the Tiger would like to congratulate the entire HACIA Club for their impressive performance, and sends warm regards to Mrs. Davila and Mr. Quiñonez for being able to lead members of our community to shine on an international spotlight.