The MHS traveled to downtown Chicago to participate in the Chicago International Model United Nations Conference (CIMUN) on Dec. 5-8.
The student delegates participated in a variety of committees, including the General Assembly, World Health Organization, International Telecommunications Union, the International Press Delegation, and the Cabinets of the United States, France, Russia, and Iran. Topics of the conference included nuclear proliferation, access to safe water, and the role of governments and private entities in combating disinformation, among many others. Several conference committees were set in the historical year of 1991, encouraging students to “rewrite history” by making their own decisions navigating the events taking place throughout that year internationally.
MHS students Andrew Kruck and Charlotte Neumann received conference awards for their exceptional performance within their committees.
While at the conference, students had a chance to sightsee, work together with students from a variety of high schools around both the United States and the world, and enjoy the array of shopping, restaurants, and activities that downtown Chicago has to offer.
The MHS Model UN Club will next travel to Milwaukee to attend the Wisconsin High School Model United Nations Conference (WHSMUN) in March. Sign-up will open in early January on FeePay and all students are welcome to attend (no prior Model UN experience is needed).
Model UN meets every Monday night from 4:00-5:00 pm in the CLC to prepare for conferences and discuss global political issues. If you have any questions about Model UN, please email club advisers Megan Sipiorski or Leigh Azkoul. You can also learn more by visiting the MHS Model UN website.