Model UN starts begins season with training competition


Kenneth Peters

Lab’s Model UN team won a training competition at Carl Sandburg High School on Oct. 15.

Chloe Alexander, Assistant Editor

The Model United Nations team sent ninth graders and sophomores to a training conference at Carl Sandburg High School on Oct. 15. Sophomores Victoria Washington, Angela Zhang and Helen Kraemer won best delegation, and sophomores Alexander Saratovsky, Olin Nafziger and Raza Zaidi won honorable delegate. 

Lauren Tapper, one of MUN’s secretaries-general, said that Carl Sandburg MUN builds morale by getting the ninth graders comfortable and sophomores back into the activity. 

“The sophomores all did an incredible job. I can see how much they have matured over the summer,” Lauren said. “It was great to see them all passionate about the conference and excited to jump back into MUN.”

For the ninth graders, CSMUN was a way to test the waters of MUN conferences. 

“CSMUN was really just a training conference to get them more familiar with the activity and excited about the season ahead,” said Lauren. 

Lauren wants to create a team environment that feels more like a family, saying that the best part of the conference was the ride back on the bus.

“We all sang throwback songs together and waved our phone flashlights in the air as if we were at a concert,” she said. “It was a great bonding experience for the team and helped everyone get excited to be part of LabMUN.”