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Ashbrook Scholars Win Award at National Model Arab League

The Ashbrook Scholar Program’s delegation to the National Model Arab League Competition, freshmen Katheryn Wickberg and Kaitlyn Clark and sophomore Sean Quigley, won a distinguished delegation award – the first time a delegation from Ashland University has received this honor on the national level.

National Model Arab League, held each year at Georgetown University in Washington, DC., is the most prestigious simulation of a summit meeting of the Arab League. Each delegation represents a member country of the Arab League, discussing prevalent issues in various councils. This year, Ashland University was graciously invited by Wilmington College to join their delegation, and to represent the Kingdom of Jordan at the National Model.

Katheryn Wickberg and Kaitlyn Clark represented Jordan on the Council on Political Affairs, while Sean Quigley was on the Joint Defense Council. Wickberg and Clark, on only their second participation at any Model Arab League, were awarded a distinguished delegation award. As Model Arab League advisor Prof. Rene Paddags commented: “Wickberg and Clark’s success is a great tribute to their character, initiative, and the quality of an Ashbrook education.”

Besides participating in Model Arab League, Wickberg, Clark, and Quigley were invited to a tour of the Jordanian embassy and the U.S. Treasury Department, as well as enjoying the famous sites of Washington, D.C. All three students are planning on continuing their success at next year’s Model Arab League competitions.

Ashbrook Scholars Sean Quigley, Katheryn Wickberg, and Kaitlyn Clark (fifth through third from the right) along with students from Wilmington College with embassy staff at the Jordanian Embassy.

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