Teen gets busy to pay for trip to model UN

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By MIKADE BARNS-GRA­HAM

Na­dine Ward will spend the next four months sell­ing raf­fle tick­ets and earn­ing money for a once in a life­time trip to a model United Nations in the Nether­lands in Jan­uary. The Dun­stan High School 18-yearold was se­lected to at­tend The Hague In­ter­na­tional Model United Nations af­ter at­tend­ing the New Zealand Model United Nations in Welling­ton last month. Na­dine and 21 other New Zealand high school students were se­lected to at­tend the in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence. She needs to fundraise $7500 for the trip and as well as sav­ing money from her part-time job she will sell cake raf­fles. A pri­mary school disco, held by DHS youth forum and MCed by More FM ra­dio host Karl Green will raise funds for the trip. She said she was look­ing for­ward to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fer­ent cul­tures and was ex­cited about the op­por­tu­nity to take part in the new ex­pe­ri­ences. From the trip she wishes to get a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of how the UN deals with pol­i­tics, global is­sues and cre­at­ing pos­i­tive out­comes that help peo­ple. At the model UN Na­dine will be as­signed a coun­try to rep­re­sent and will need to re­search the coun­try and de­bate the is­sues it faces and so­lu­tions that needed to be put in place with other rep­re­sen­ta­tives at­tend­ing the con­fer­ence.

Mikade Barns-Gra­ham is a year 10 stu­dent at Dun­stan High School

Big trip: Dun­stan High School year 13 stu­dent Na­dine Ward.

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