Gun­ston club stu­dents de­bate world is­sues

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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.

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