News From Masters
Five members of the Model United Nations (MUN) team won awards at the 55th annual North American Invitational Model United Nations Conference (NAIMUN).
It was the first time that a Masters team competed in the event, according to team member Henry Williams, a senior. The Masters delegation – 25 students from grades 9 through 12 – participated in the conference during the weekend of February 17.
The award-winning delegates and their committees are:
- Henry Williams, Best Delegate for his work in the J.J. Roberts Cabinet, Liberia 1847 committee
- Junior David Oks, Honorable Mention for his work in the United States Senate, 1933 committee
- Junior Sophia Brousset, Verbal Commendation for her work in the Coalition of Parties for NO committee
- Juniors Shawn Farhadian and Elijah Emery, Verbal Commendation for their work in the International Atomic Energy Agency committee
NAIMUN is one of the most competitive conferences in the world, and the largest in North America, with more than 3,500 delegates from more than 200 schools participating this year. The event is hosted by the Georgetown University International Relations Association.
The main purpose of MUN conferences is for students to simulate the inner workings of the UN. Students are given a country or particular person (for example, the Secretary of State), and must research, write and act as if they are acting on behalf of that country or person.
The committees range from the World Health Organization to a committee within the UN General Assembly. This allows students to have a better understanding of the many working pieces of global diplomacy and creates a wonderful forum for students who are interested in the global community.