Members of the Bronxville High School Model United Nations Club – who assumed the roles of U.N. ambassadors to debate a variety of current issues – earned awards at the Heschel Model United Nations Conference, held in New York City on May 19.
Over the course of the conference, the student-delegates participated on various committees and advocated their positions. Having learned about the specific country they had been assigned to, each student understood the complexity of resolving different problems and current issues.
As a result of their outstanding performances, four students earned awards:
• James Ferguson – won the best delegate award in the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) on the topic of education in developing countries experiencing turmoil.
• Isabelle Kennedy – won the best delegate award in the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) on the topic of Iranian and Russian influence on Syria.
• Annabelle Krause – won the outstanding delegate award in the Security Council on the topic of the Yemen Civil War.
• Hailey Mullen – won the best delegate award in the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) on the topic of Iran’s nuclear program.
Students said the experience helped build camaraderie among club members, who enjoyed strengthening the friendships they’ve made.
"We're all very proud of the work these 13 students produced during the conference,” said Richard Diefenbach, teacher and club adviser. "HeschMUN is the final competition this year ending a very successful year for the Bronxville Model United Nations Club.”