Several Conway High School students won awards and recognition during the Arkansas Model United Nations Conference at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, according to a news release.

Twenty five students from Conway High School competed at the conference.

The AMUN is a multi-disciplinary, educational program with the primary goal of providing high school students with the opportunity to enhance their communication skills, improve their critical thinking skills and increase their understanding of diplomacy and international politics, according to the UCA website on the conference.

The Conway High delegation of the U.S. won one of the best position paper awards and was recognized as one of the Honorable Mention best delegations. The students competed against stiff competition students from Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida.

Zoe Allison received an award as the overall best delegate in the Special Political Committee and is among eight students at the conference to win an overall best committee delegate.

Selene Spatz was selected as a rapporteur for the Security Council and is among eight rapporteurs at the conference who addressed fellow delegates at the awards ceremony.

Students who won Honorable Mention best delegate awards are:  William Bryden, Economic and Finance Committee; Sigan Chen, Economic and Social Council; Sam Coker--Social and Humanitarian Committee; Calvin Flippo, Legal Committee; Jackson Longo, Legal Committee; Eamonn Mayo, Legal Committee; Caroline Osborn, Human Rights Council; Selene Spatz, Security Council; Tristan Thompson, Social and Humanitarian Committee; and Olivia Tzeng, Special Political Committee.

Other students who competed are: Bailey Craig, Laura Craig, Elisa DeTogni, Keegan Fletcher, Lincoln Gimnich, Colton Howser, Chase Lashley, Nicolas Maynard, Rachel Morgan, Benton Newman, Zach Powers, Claudia Rice, Sarah Thomas and Elaina Taylor.