Paige Topping of Pine Bluff was one of 18 University of Arkansas at Little Rock students who represented Somalia at the National Model Arab League at Washington, D.C.

The event was held March 29 through April 2, according to a press release.

The league is a student leadership development program created by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. It is a simulation of the League of Arab States, which has 22 member countries.

The students also met with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and sat in on a Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing.