From January 25th-28th, 2018, Kew-Forest’s Model UN Club attended the Harvard Model United Nations Conference (HMUN) at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. It is the oldest and most diverse Model UN Conference in the United States.
This year’s conference brought together more than 3,300 students from nearly 200 secondary schools and 40 countries to grapple with some of the most serious challenges in international relations - global security, economic hardship, the refugee crisis, and climate change to name a few. Conference committees vary in size from fewer than 30 to over 350 students.
We are very proud of our students and how they performed:
- Congrats to Club Co-Presidents Clare D. and David B. for earning awards.
- Clare D. was named “Best Delegate" on the European Union for her incredible work representing Netherlands on the topic of refugee assimilation.
- David B. earned “Honorable Mention” for his fine work representing a member of the 2020 Latvian Parliament that sought to combat Russian aggression.
- Rachel W. earned a “Verbal Commendation” for her representation of Netherlands on NATO where the topic was counter-terrorism.
The Harvard Model UN is a very challenging and competitive conference. Although some of our students may not have earned formal recognition, their performances were very impressive. Congratulations to all 28 of our students who participated and to Mr. Gordon, the club’s faculty advisor, for all their hard work.
Special thanks to Mr. Brownstone, Ms. Filippi, Mr. Gordon-Somers, and Ms. Zhao for chaperoning this exciting trip.
Thank you also to our Head of School, Mrs. MacMullen, for spending Saturday at the conference supporting our students and learning first hand about Model UN.
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