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Middle school students participating in the Junior Model United Nations at the Georgia Cyber Center.

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More than 140 middle school students from across Georgia faced the challenge of trying to prevent the entire human race from turning into vicious, flesh-craving zombies at Augusta University’s sixth annual Junior Model United Nations program on Wednesday, March 4, at the Georgia Cyber Center.

Ten middle schools from Georgia, including the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, debated foreign policy issues dealing with the mock zombie pandemic throughout the day.

The purpose of the Junior Model United Nations program at Augusta University is to introduce middle school students to global challenges and allow them to learn about the culture and politics of other countries, said Nadia Jilani-Hyler, a lecturer in political science at Augusta University and director of the program.

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