Forty-five students from the Model United Nations Club attended the 2017 Washington Area Model United Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 2-5.

In advance of the conference, students were required to prepare position papers and learn about their given roles in order to participate in committee meetings. Participants portrayed delegates from different countries and figures throughout history, argued their viewpoints and made alliances in order to pass resolutions and change the course of events. 

The group took advantage of the educational opportunities that Washington D.C. has to offer by visiting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the National Zoo. Some students took the opportunity to visit Georgetown University. They also attended a George Washington University college basketball game.   

Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator David Ethé said the experience is very valuable to the students. “The students vastly improved their skills in conducting research, writing position/working papers, working effectively and collaboratively on a committee and mastering the United Nations rules of procedure,” he explained.  

Faculty advisors Ashley Cannone and Stephanie Scavelli, along with Ali Cannone and Mr. Ethé chaperoned the trip. Ms. Cannone and Mrs. Scavelli said they are proud of their students who spent months preparing for their specific roles and showed the diversity of their strengths.