MUN individuals win despite team losses

Julian Ingersoll, Midway Reporter

In the two trips to the Boston area in the past three weeks, the U-High Model UN team did not place for team awards at either conference, but individual scoring showed many U-High students placed highly.

The team spent the new year at Harvard University and Boston University from Jan. 24-27 and Feb. 8-10.

At Harvard MUN Jan. 24-27, every sophomore and junior placed first or second, but the individual awards did not result in an award for the delegation.

The Senior board at Harvard MUN was “beyond impressed with the caliber of their performance,” for the freshmen delegation, according to Jamal Nimer, one of the U-High team’s secretary-general.

“Each of the freshmen met or exceeded our highest expectations,”Jamal said.

At Boston MUN Feb. 2-8, the delegations were mostly underclassmen in contrast to the mostly upperclassmen Harvard MUN delegation. This was the first time that the underclassmen presented to a committee alone.

“We were glad to see new members of the team step into their own committees for the first time,” Jamal said.