King's Model United Nations (MUN) team traveled to Boston last weekend to compete in the Harvard Model UN 2018 and it was another rewarding experience for our students. "Our 26 delegates participated actively and enthusiastically, and had valuable learning experiences that will aid them greatly in their future academic and personal endeavors," said Mr. Galanopoulos, MUN Advisor.
Three of our delegates brought home prestigious awards (L to R on top):
- Jason Liu '18 was awarded honorable mention (third place) for his representation of Uruguay at the GA for a special summit on futuristic technology, debating the politics of automation technology and Artificial Intelligence.
- Grethe Andersen '19 was awarded honorable mention (third place) for her representation of Uruguay at the Economic and Social Council of the Organization of American States.
- Dean Pigott '19 was awarded honorable mention (third place) for simulating the Congress of India Working Committee of 1966, and role-playing the Indian labor economist and politician Gulzarilal Nanda.
The purpose of King's MUN Club is to promote student understanding of international issues and relations; to promote understanding of the role and procedures of the United Nations; to foster public speaking and negotiating skills; to enable motivated students to experience contact, and to measure themselves in interaction with able and motivated college preparatory students from around the nation and the world.
According to the Harvard MUN website, "Harvard Model United Nations is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in downtown Boston. At HMUN, delegates gain insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics of international relations by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other international bodies and national cabinets. HMUN is an exciting opportunity for students to debate issues that confront world leaders and to draft resolutions in response to these global issues. Participants will develop their abilities to work with others who are equally motivated and passionate about the topics of debate and to respond to global concerns."
Congratulations to Jason, Grethe, and Dean as well as the entire MUN team.