FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Franklin High School's Model UN Team was honored by the mayor and council at Tuesday night's council meeting. 

They placed second in the 2017 Model UN Conference in New York City, where over 5,000 college/university students came together to discuss current global issues. 

"This is a school system that is great and getting greater," Mayor Phillip Kramer said. "These are our ambassadors and in this case, literally our ambassadors, thank you for making the town look good."

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Mayor Kramer speaking about how well balanced the study body at Franklin High School is:

Franklin High School's Model UN Team competed for four days with over 1,000 other teams to debate various topics including disarming Houthi rebels, LGBT rights, and other pressing issues. 

Abolee Raut, a junior, and Human Relations Commissions junior commissioner received the Award of Distinction. The following students made up the rest of the team - Avinash Beketa, Michael Gillooly, Nick Batarilo and Timothy Van.

"We hereby commend all the Model UN Team members on their success and awards attained at the 2017 Model UN Conference," the mayor and township council said in their proclamation. 

Councilman At-Large Rajiv Prasad presented the team with its commendation:

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