Model UN Team Shines at Conferences
Hamilton’s Model UN team has attended three conferences this semester and has won awards at each. The team went to North American Model United Nations Conference hosted by University of Toronto (NAMUN), Princeton Diplomatic Invitational hosted by Princeton University (PDI), and &MUN hosted by The College of William and Mary.
Olivia Northrop ’19 won best delegate in the International Court of Justice at NAMUN; Anna Goula ’22 was awarded best delegate in the First Contact Committee at PDI; club president Antton De Arbeloa ’21 won outstanding delegate in the Russian Cabinet Committee at PDI; and Abbie Wolff ’22 received a verbal commendation in the USSR 1961 Committee at &MUN.
Other members of this year’s team are: Lindsey Foster ’20, Annalie Garcia ’19, Adele Hinkle ’22, Edsel Llaurador ’19, John Keirouz ’22, Sam Ntim-Addae ’20, Connor Feldman ’22, Savannah Kelly ’21, Sophia Ficarro ’22, Emnet Sisay ’22, Robbie Rioux ’21; Luis Colli ’22, Fred Romero ’22, Patrick McConnell ’19, head delegate Zach Mendelovici ’19, and Saphire Ruiz ’22.
This is the first time in MUN history that the team has taken awards at every conference they attended in a semester, and they are currently on a streak of four straight conferences where Hamilton has received at least one award.
According to the organization’s website description, “The purpose of Model UN is to promote awareness and understanding of international relations and the work of the United Nations through participation in Model United Nations conferences. This will help students with their public speaking and writing skills whilst learning about the procedures of the UN. Students are given a chance to choose or are assigned different countries and are supposed to represent them in the Model United Nations conferences held throughout the academic year. In these conferences, students debate the current issues being discussed in the real UN.”