House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 BAR HARBOR — An iron will test of strength, speed, stamina and endurance, dodgeball is not a game for the faint of heart. Those hearty enough to throw down the gauntlet will find the ultimate challenge on Saturday, April 11, when the Mount Desert Island High School Model United Nations hosts the fourth annual Model United Nations Dodgeball Invitational (MUNDI).Tyler Crowell hits the deck to avoid incoming fire during last year’s dodgeball tournament in Bar Harbor. This year the event is set for Saturday, April 11, at the MDI YMCA.—JEFF WALLSMany will enter the Mount Desert Island YMCA battlefield, but only one team will rise to the top in ultimate dodgeball glory. One team stands out amongst the background as a dominant force and many attribute their success to a little man in a green suit they have holed up in a secret location. Lucky Irish is the team to beat with two dodgeball championship wins. There is no word as of yet whether the Lucky Irish will attempt another championship.The whole concept of MUNDI came about as a fund-raising idea for the MDI High School Model U.N. club which travels to the real United Nations in New York to participate in debates about issues pertinent on the global front today with other civic-minded students from around the world.The students from MDI will actually represent two different countries. “There are 27 kids so this is the biggest group we have had so far. So we have two countries,” said Puglisi. “One is the Russian Federation, one of the largest countries in the world and the other, and you’ll have to Google this one, is Nauru. They are an 8.1-square-mile island in the south Pacific. They are one of the smallest.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe 10th annual Model U.N. conference in New York is May 14 through 16, and MDIHS students will be among 2,300 students divided into 18 committees, discussing diverse and pressing international issues such as separatist state movements, the economic effects of HIV/AIDS, micro-loans, biofuels, and the situation in Myanmar.This event will begin at 10 a.m. The registration fee is $90 per six-member team and teams must be entered by Wednesday, April 8. Registration will be accepted until 9 a.m. the day of the event. The late registration fee is $100 per six-member team. There will be a small charge for spectators to attend, but the amount has not yet been set.Registration forms can be found at Mr. Puglisi’s website: manila.mdihs.u98.k12.me.us/mdihspuglisi/ or can be picked up at the MDI High School main office. This is a double elimination tournament. For more information call 288-5011, extension 116.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Mount Desert Islander.