TACOMA – Jack Dimmer of Tacoma, Wash., a senior at Charles Wright Academy, recently was honored for his outstanding work at the annual Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) in Boston, Mass. Dimmer is the son of John and Diane Dimmer of Tacoma, Wash.
Founded in 1955, only a decade after the creation of the United Nations, the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) is the largest, oldest, and most prestigious conference of its kind. HNMUN brings over 3,000 students and faculty together from high schools around the world to simulate the activities of the United Nations. HNMUN offers a unique opportunity to experience the challenges of international negotiation and diplomacy.
Dimmer was selected to receive the “Best Delegate” award as well as the prestigious “Honorable Fixed NGO” Award for his work representing the Seattle-based non-profit, Splash, a Non-Governmental Organization addressing clean water issues around the world. A panel of judges selected him amongst thousands of high school students. Only one student delegate receives this award.
As a result of the award, Dimmer has been invited to participate in the All-American Model United Nations that will represent the United States in Beijing, China this summer. He was recently accepted to West Point Naval Academy and will enter as a Cadet after graduating from Charles Wright in the spring.
“This is a quite an honor for Jack. We are especially proud of him. He was chosen from thousands of high school students for this award. It’s a testament to his work, as well as our faculty members who advise the Model UN Club on campus,” said Bill White, Head of the Upper School for Charles Wright Academy.
The Charles Wright Model United Nations Club requires students to engage in comprehensive research on foreign policy and diplomacy. Students learn how to write proposals and to negotiate with students from other school, who are representing other, often competing, interests. In effect, it is a microcosm of the United Nations and the daily life of diplomats around the world.
Charles Wright Academy is a private independent school for college-bound girls and boys in Pre-K through grade 12 on one campus. We are a diverse and inclusive learning community using the power of academic rigor, endless inspiration, and high expectations to help students reach their intellectual, artistic, and athletic best. The 100-acre campus is located in Tacoma and we offer bus service from as far away as Silverdale, South King County, Des Moines, Puyallup, and Olympia.