MHS Model UN Club fares well in Toronto

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The MHS Model United Nations Club participated in the University of Toronto Model United Nations Conference (UTMUN) on Feb. 8-12.

The student delegates participated in a variety of committees, including the International Labour Organization, Disarmament and International Security Committee, Human Rights Council, Environmental Programme, World Health Organization, 2004 Reconstruction of Iraq, Security Council, and Apple, Inc.  Topics of the conference included the rights of migrant workers, combatting drug addiction, health ramifications of climate change, deforestation, capital punishment and nuclear non-proliferation. 

MHS senior Jack Rader and junior Natalie Garton won the Outstanding Delegate Award in their respective committees, while senior Peter Opitz won the Best Delegate Award. The MHS senior group won the overall award of Best Small Delegation at the conference.

While in Toronto, students had a chance to tour the University of Toronto campus, explore the downtown area and various cultural neighborhoods, ice skate at Nathan Phillips Square, and attend the Toronto Light Festival. 

Model UN will next be traveling to Evanston, Ill. to attend the Northwestern University Model United Nations Conference (NUMUN) on April 12-15.  Sign-up is open now until Monday, March 5 on MHS FeePay and all students are welcome to attend as no prior Model UN experience is needed.

Model UN meets every Monday night from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the library media center to prepare for conferences and discuss global political issues.  If you have any questions about Model UN, please contact club advisers Ryan Haugen or Megan Sipiorski.