The Public Diplomacy section of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid joined a Comunidad de Madrid reception to celebrate the successful participation of ten Madrid students in the 16th edition of the Global Classrooms Model-UN International Conference held in New York in May. The students were presented the “Most Improved Delegation” and the “Best Position Paper” awards. They were the ten best-performing students in the local Madrid Global Classrooms conference, selected to travel to New York among 1,300 other participating students from 128 Madrid public bilingual schools. The event also recognized the support of their parents and the hard work of their teachers and the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants who have trained them. The Embassy, in partnership with Madrid’s Department of Education, the Fulbright Commission, and the British Council, is a strong supporter of Global Classrooms, a program that introduces public school students to international relations and teaches them essential skills like public speaking, debating, teamwork and English.