Guilderland High School sent 23 students to attend a Model United Nations program at Brown University in Rhode Island this past November.
Roughly 850 students from all over the country attended the conference. Prior to the event, students are assigned different countries and United Nations committees. The committees worked to solve issues around such topics as intercountry adoption, Brexit, and the threat of natural disasters. They also examined historic issues such as the constitutionality of anti-trust laws during the Gilded Age, the Mexican Revolution, and the structure of French society and enlightenment ideals.
GHS students who participated in the program were: Sthavya Avvaru, Jenay Bartlett, Ram Bhagat, Meghana Bhupati, Ava Bickel, Disha Bodduluri, Jeanine Cao, Ash Fitzgerald, Mirzad Glavic, Keara Higgins, Savanna Jiang, Carly Lahera, Nicole Lin, Elizabeth Liu, Lucas Maltzman, Abhi Nadella, Preeta Nayak, Senbahavalli Raji Ramasamy, Ben Sosnovsky, Sam Sosnovsky, Michael Wong, Varsha Yerram and Sydney Yund.
The club’s advisors, social studies teacher Derick Kopff and GES physical education teacher Jessica Santabarbara, were also in attendance.
It was a great weekend and experience for all! Meghana Bhupati was awarded “Outstanding Delegate,” a second place distinction on the Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (2018) committee, for her representation of the Federated States of Micronesia.
The GHS Model UN club will be traveling again in February, to the University of Toronto to participate in their Model UN. Enjoy, students!