Prashant Patel, a resident of North Bergen and a junior at Saddle River Day School in Saddle River, earned an Outstanding Delegate Award at the 10th Annual Academy Model United Nations Conference hosted by the Bergen Academies in Hackensack on February 5-7, 2009. Prashant was part of a delegation of 13 students from SRDS who participated on various committees to debate critical global problems including the world economy, nuclear arms proliferation and human rights violations. Saddle River Day School earned the Best Small School Delegation Award. In addition to Prashant, four members of the SRDS delegation were recognized for distinction. The Academy Model United Nations is a three-day annual conference that provides high school students and teachers an opportunity to participate in a model UN experience. Saddle River Day School is a highly selective, co-educational independent college preparatory day school for kindergarten through grade 12.