Conference Recaps and Awards
For those who missed it, check out last weekend’s coverage of BUSUN, RUMUN, BruinMUN, SMUNC, and UPMUNC.
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North wins awards at BUSUN. West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North competed at the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations (BUSUN) for the first time and saw 17 of their 23 delegates win awards including two Best Delegate awards. The advisor is Joseph Bossio who Best Delegate member Kevin Felix Chan had a chance to meet while blogging at BUSUN. Congrats to the team on a successful conference!
Emory co-President wins Best Delegate at UPMUNC. Emory University’s Aaron Collett won Best Delegate representing the United Kingdom at UPMUNC. “I think [the win] is more symbolic because it shows a steady progression in the quality of our delegates and how well we’re doing on the circuit,” Collett said.
William & Mary hosted its 24th annual WMHSMUN Conference. The College of William and Mary’s International Relations Club hosted its 24th annual High School Model United Nations Conference last weekend with over 1,000 students in attendance. “We hope to spur thought about global affairs,” said Secretary-General Nakul Kadaba, who led a team of 150 staffers.
West Virginia University successful at NMUN DC. West Virginia University represented the United Kingdom and Portugal at the NMUN DC conference and won a Distinguished Delegation award in the Security Council. “It proves that WVU’s program is a great nationally competitive program,” said delegate Dominic Ludovici.
Strategies and News
Free e-book: How Model UN Can Help You Get into College. Best Delegate launched its free e-Book last week that features inspirational stories and advice from students who used Model UN to get into top colleges. This is definitely worth a read!
5 Ways to Show Leadership for College Admissions. In a follow-up post to the e-Book, Best Delegate describes five different leadership stories that you can talk about in your essays and interviews for college admissions.
Learn when to be a Power Delegate. Best Delegate explains five situations when it is advantageous or even necessary to act like a power delegate. Read the article to find out when and why being a power delegate may help you win an award.
Global Classrooms Staff Applications are Up! Those are who interested in volunteering for UNA-USA’s Global Classrooms conferences can now apply for staff positions! Also, look out for our article this week on Why You Should Apply to Staff GCIMUN!
MUN breeds leadership in Pakistan. This is an interesting article in the Express Tribune about the importance of Model UN in Pakistan, including its role in breeding the next generation of well-aware leaders and the ability to promote a softer image of Pakistan to delegates that Pakistanis meet abroad.
American Model United Nations Conference (AMUN)
American Model United Nations is being held from November 20-23, 2011, in Chicago. This is one of the larger conferences in the college circuit and draws many college teams from the Midwest and beyond. This year’s conference features a lineup of twelve traditional UN committees. The Secretary-General is Sarah Naeger.
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