Model UN prepares for Chicago

Jordyn Didier, Editor-in-Chief

Preparing for their annual competition at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Model United Nations (UN) practices their debates while mimicking the United Nations meetings.
Model UN already competed in the Great Lakes Invitational Model UN Conference that occurred Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 last semester. At the competition, senior Ashton Bosstick won the best delegate award (the equivalent of first place for Model UN). Now the members of the club are making preparations for the Chicago conference, which starts on Feb. 7.
For the conference, students serve as delegates representing the different countries in the United Nations. They debate different world issues with the goal of trying to seek a resolution that will best help the country they represent. Club members will face opponents from all over the world since the conference is international, giving them a chance to compete with a diverse group of students.
“It is exciting to see our students engage in these dynamic, real-time debates with like-minded yet diverse individuals from around the globe,” said club sponsor English teacher Jennifer Gabbard. “The pressure to solve the world’s problems in 72 hours is daunting, but our students are up to the task.”