Model UN participates in Washington Area Model UN Conference
Collegiate Academy’s Model UN team participated in the Washington Area Model UN Conference (WAMUNC XXI), March 21-24, 2019. Approximately 1300 students from over 60 schools attended the conference, representing 20 states, four continents, and the Caribbean.
WAMUNC is one of the premier national conferences, and the competition was intense. Although the team did not win any awards at the closing ceremonies, Nate Hanrahan received a verbal commendation at the closing awards ceremony for his portrayal of Thailand in the UN Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and several delegates were recognized by their chairs in committee for their efforts.
En route to the conference the group braved heavy rain and winds to tour Arlington National Cemetery, where they saw the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the grave site of President Kennedy.
On Friday, former Collegiate Academy student and Senate staffer Michael Sorensen led several students on a tour of the Capitol; Saturday evening the students enjoyed an evening tour of the monuments along the Washington Mall.
The next competition is this weekend at Youngstown State, where the team will be defending its first place finish at last year’s Lake Erie International Model UN Conference. If you are interested in participating in Model UN, see Mr. Lasher.
Students meet after a morning session in committee. From left to Right: Kevin Xu, Rachel Zimmer, Nick Devlin, Nate Hanrahan, Soleil Rosenzweig, Anthony Villella, Joe Smith, Emily Hoag, Evan Barish, Korrine Averill, Lizzie Viebranz and Jake Gehrlein
A view of the East side of the Capitol. From left to right: Jake Gehrlein, Emily Hoag, Soleil Rosenzweig, Rachel Zimmer, Lizzie Viebranz and Korrine Averill