Gunston club students debate world issues
CENTREVILLE — Gunston’s Model United Nations Club recently returned from the 18h annual Washington Area Model United Nations Conference in Washington D.C.
WAMUNC is an internationally renowned Model United Nations conference sponsored by The George Washington University International Affairs Society. Over 1,200 high school students from across the country and around the world attended this four-day exercise in diplomacy and international affairs on March 31 through April 3.
At Model UN conferences, students participate in simulations of United Nations sessions, debating, negotiating, caucusing, drafting and voting on resolutions that address world problems.
The Gunston students represented the nation of South Korea and participated in committees dealing with refugees, nuclear proliferation, the environment, and other global issues. This was the club’s first conference and they plan on attending many more in the future.
Students who participated in this conference were Korren Campbell ‘ 16 of Easton, Elaine Jiang ‘ 17 of Easton, Sutter Phillips ‘17 of Stevensville, Henry Parkhurst ‘18 of Centreville, Cliff Peng ‘16 of Centreville, Garet Kneeland ‘ 17 of Stevensville, Nick Lee ‘ 19 of Easton and faculty advisors Mike McFarland and Woody Granger.