GHS Delegates Pursue an International Learning Experience at Harvard MUN Conference

Monique Nikolov

GHS student Emilia Thornton (right) discussing with other delegates during a committee session. Photo: Monique Nikolov

From January 25th to January 28th, 2018, the Greenwich High School Model United Nations team took 27 students to the 65th Harvard Model UN Conference. The conference was the largest one the college had ever hosted, including about 3,300 delegates from 50 countries.

“HMUN and Model UN, as a whole, really is educational beyond the competition and is a cultural immersion. I met so many people . . . spanning from Venezuela to Pakistan,” said GHS sophomore Julia Blank.

Over the course of the conference, students represented countries and roles within committees of specialized goals.

Monique Nikolov

GHS Model UN Team Brunch. Photo Monique Nikolov

“Representing advanced nations such as China and Brazil was a major honor for the Greenwich delegation, giving our students the chance to develop their knowledge of international relations theory,” said GHS MUN VP of Delegate Training John Fernandez.

GHS students worked together to make the conference a worthwhile learning experience both within and outside of committee sessions.

“Seeing everything come together is always a proud moment, as students immerse themselves in solving real world problems,” said GHS MUN club adviser Ian Tiedemann.

Four GHS students were awarded for their work at the conference. GHS seniors Diana Finkel and Willa Doss and GHS junior John Fernandez received Honorable Delegate awards. GHS junior Monique Nikolov received the Best Delegate in Debate award.

Monique Nikolov

GHS delegates on the bus to HMUN (from left to right): Matthew Myers, Caleb Fockens, and Akshay Joglekar. Photo: Monique Nikolov


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