Over 50 Lebanon High School students attended the annual YMCA Center for Civic Engagement’s Model United Nations Conference in Murfreesboro this past weekend.
This event allows students to participate in real-time debate over global issues, and writing and presenting resolutions pertaining to their assigned country. There were nearly 1,300 students present at this conference, from schools all over the state.
Here are some LHS highlights from the weekend:
– Lucas Bulla represented the United Kingdom in a mock Security Council, a position he had to apply for and was selected among hundreds of applicants.
– Avery Gill served as one of the Vice Presidents of the General Assembly, a position she campaigned for and won last year.
– Addisen Mitterholzer, Moss Roberts and Meg Pierucki worked in the Department of Global Communications, taking photos and writing for mock press releases and social media campaigns.
– Bailey Marshall served in the Secretariat, working directly under the student Secretary-General of the mock United Nations.
– John Hancock, Katie Claire Campbell, Evan Cowan and Reed Williams served as attorneys representing international cases in the International Court of Justice. They prepared for this by preparing detailed and thorough case briefs and then argued their cases in front of the student court.
– Katie Claire Campbell was elected as the Liaison for the International Court of Justice for next year.
– Two resolutions that LHS students wrote were selected to be on the General Assembly docket.
– Eli Hodge and Colin Miller won awards for outstanding delegates.
– Rushang Vyas, Casen Kincaid, and Jonathan Williams won awards for outstanding resolution.