More than 200 area high school students, including 20-plus from MHS, participated at the ninth annual Madison Area Model United Nations Conference (MADMUN) on Saturday, Nov. 3.
This year's program was hosted this year by Monona Grove High School. The event included students from MHS, McFarland, Monona Grove, Madison West, Baraboo, Oregon, Verona, Lake Mills, and Milwaukee Marquette.
Students represented a variety of different countries and government officials in committees including the General Assembly, World Health Organization, League of Arab States, Human Rights Council, European Union, International Court of Justice, Security Council, and the Russian and Ukrainian Cabinets. Delegates discussed a variety of issues such as sustainable development, refugee resettlement, women’s rights, and effects of the U.S. opioid crisis, along with many others.
MHS students Max Newcomer, Lauren Dahler, Charlotte Neumann, Aidan Loop, Cecilia Jones, and Elinor Kosek won awards for their exceptional participation in their respective committees. Several MHS students led the various debates as committee chairs, including Marcus Knoke, Arthur Machado, Max Prestigiacomo, and Maia Brunel-Hamel. MHS students Andrew Kruck, Natalie Garton, and Lili McGuffey served on the simulations team, creating and implementing crisis scenarios into the committees’ discussions.
MHS Model UN will next travel to Illinois for the Chicago International Model United Nations Conference (CIMUN) on Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, followed by a trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the North American Invitational Model United Nations Conference (NAIMUN) in mid-February.