Model UN finds successes at multiple conferences


Berk Oto, Assistant Editor

This season, the Model United Nations team won Best Small Delegation at the Carl Sandburg School Model UN conference Oct. 5, and attended the St. Ignatius and Princeton conferences. New Model UN recruits participated in the St. Ignatius conference.

Though the team did not win the prestigious “Tiger” award for best large delegation like they did in 2017 at Princeton, they won individual awards and remain optimistic for their next conference, according to U-High Director General Sara Thomas.

The team also traveled to New Jersey again for the Rutgers Model UN conference Dec. 5-8, where the team won Outstanding Medium-sized Delegation. Eve Grobman and Sara Charles Waterstraat, Stanley Shapiro and Amelie Liu, and Marcus Chang were named Best Delegate. Ananya Asthana and Charlotte Simms, Franzi Wild, and Ian Scrol were named Outstanding delegate. In addition, Peter Cox and Keara Booth earned position paper awards.

The team will next compete at the Harvard Model United Nations conference Jan. 30 to Feb. 2.