Congratulations to Dixie Johnston, Tallahassee Community College, for being chosen as the FCSAA Model UN Division Student of the Month for December! Dixie was nominated by her advisor, Thomas Waller.
Here is what we learned about Dixie: "Dixie Johnston, Tallahassee Community College’s (TCC) Model UN President, recently returned to the United States from a briefing with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Improbable, right? But it makes sense given her hard work and dedication. Dixie first got involved with Model UN at Wakulla High. Her success at the annual Tallahassee Southern Model UN (TSMUN) conference, a high and middle school conference put on by TCC students, meant she was awarded a full scholarship to attend TCC. There, she studies nursing. She’s already practicing her skills in nursing by working in the emergency room of a local hospital, taking breaks for Model UN trips to New York, Washington, DC, and Banff, Canada, winning multiple delegation awards along the way. Her most recent Model UN trip was leading a select group of TCC Model students to an international conference in Erfurt, Germany. The conference’s keynote speaker, German President Steinmeier, toured the committees while they were at work, and Dixie briefed the President on the progress of her group’s discussions. All in a day’s work at Model UN.
As a leader, Dixie is unflappable. Her ability to balance the multiple demands upon her, stay focused, and get results has been clearly proved by her record in Model UN. No doubt her experience as an Emergency Room Technician at the Tallahassee hospital where she works has helped develop her leadership abilities. Whether it’s in the Emergency Room, her nursing classes at TCC, or as Model UN President, her professionalism, empathy, persistence, curiosity, attention to detail, and problem-solving has paid off both for her, and the TCC Model UN team. Did I mention she’s a pleasure to be around (as I’m sure the German President recently discovered)?"
Congratulations to this student leader, Dixie Johnston, our Model UN Student of the Month! Thank you to Mr. Waller for nominating her for this recognition.