Gallia County recently attended the 19th Annual Southeastern Ohio Model Nations in Athens at Ohio University on December 8, 2017.  Gallia County Local Schools had 71 middle school students from River Valley and South Gallia Middle School representing 19 countries attending the event. This is an educational activity that Gallia County Local Schools Talented and Gifted students participate in every year. Model United Nations is set up just like the real United Nations in New York.

Students choose a country to represent. The students find a problem in their country and write a resolution to present to the council. They debate the resolutions in their councils. Students also present a cultural project about their country. This year 497 students participated in the Southeastern Ohio Model United Nations event from 14 different school districts.

Gallia County Local Schools walked away with six awards.  Two Outstanding Nations (highest award given), Two Outstanding Resolutions, One Outstanding Cultural Display Board and One Outstanding Cultural Technology Project. Congratulations to all who participated for a job well done.

The winning countries and students were:

The country of France took three awards including: Outstanding Nation, Outstanding Resolution, and Outstanding Cultural Display Board.

Members of France:  Aislynn Bostic, Braden McGuire, Cody Wooten and Conner Nibert (not attending).

Argentina:  Outstanding Nation- Javan Gardner, Lauren Twyman, Ellen Weaver and Amanda Velazquez



Jamaica: Outstanding Resolution – Haley Clark, Sydney Gilbert and Jena Shriver.

Sweden: Outstanding Cultural Project Technology – Kylee Kemper, Emilee Lambert and Zoie Rose (not attending).

Gallia County had high School officers and staffers attend the event. The officers were:  Isaac Barrett, Kristen Clark (Head of Security) Rebecca Pearce.

The staff included: Chad Bostic (SGHS), and from RVHS: Clarrisa Coldren, Gavin Davis, Keri Johnson, Julia Nutter (not pictured) and Cory Shaw.

Gallia County Local Schools TAG Program is under the direction of Sandra Plantz, Director and teacher is Melissa Moore-Pyles.  Former Talented and Gifted teachers Amy Hatfield and Denise Toler both helped chaperone and judged cultural projects.