2018 UNA CT Scholarship Recipients

Piper Gibson

Piper Gibson is a homeschooled high school senior from Colebrook Connecticut. She has studied the United Nations and competed in Model United Nations competitions for five years where she developed a passion to make a meaningful difference on the world stage. Her efforts at these competitions were recognized when she received three Best Delegation Awards and three Honorable Mention Awards. Piper is currently interning at the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund to advance the rights of women in the Connecticut legislature. These opportunities have given her a heightened sense of awareness and passion regarding the domestic and international troubles that plague our society.



John Waggoner Roush
John ‘Jack’ Waggoner Roush is a senior at Shepaug Valley High School, and lives in Roxbury with his family. At Shepaug, Jack serves as president of the award-winning Model United Nations Club, and recently organized the 15th World Affairs Forum, an annual community event on a trend in global relations. Additionally, Jack is a member of Shepaug Dramatics and the varsity debate team. Beyond Shepaug, Jack is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Roxbury Inlands Wetlands Commission. Next year, Jack will attend the University of St Andrews, in St Andrews, Scotland. He will study international relations, geography, and Farsi.



Gregory Pelletier-Newspaper Photo

Gregory Pelletier, son of Ronald & Kelly Pelletier of Middlebury, is a senior at Pomperaug High School where he is an active member of the Debate Team, National Honor Society, Harvard Model United Nations, Link Crew, Unified Soccer, and Varsity Golf Team. Outside of school, he supports his community through service at the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department and Boy Scout Troop 5, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Gregory will be attending American University in Washington D.C. this fall, majoring in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG). He hopes to pursue a career in law and public policy.




Grace Andrews is a senior at Conrad High School and she lives in West Hartford, CT. Grace is a woman of mixed background; Hispanic mother, father of European descent. Growing up in a mixed cultural household, she was exposed to two different worlds, yet a unified family. The United Nations reflects these values: appreciation of culture, love of diversity, understanding of all perspectives and passion for liberty. In addition to MUN participation, she has interned for Senator Murphy and joined teams rebuilding homes after Hurricane Katrina.