Lolita Gorbacheva, staff writer
Model United Nations attended the BruinMUN Conference on November 8 and 9. Students competing were awarded several awards.
Over 1000 students attended from 70 different schools in four different countries. Model UN and NHS advisor Malia Frutschy stated that it was the biggest delegation ever.
After two days of negotiating with different students from all around the world, eight students were awarded for their efforts.
“Especially in my committee, there were over 120 students in the room trying to debate over the same topic. While there were a broad range of ideas from many perspectives, there were certainly times when it did get chaotic,” senior Dan Park said.
Sophomore Cathy Lee and freshman Danya Pollack won the Research Award for the Advanced WHO committee. The Research Award for the Advanced WHO committee is a research paper submitted before conference that focuses on Sudan’s involvement with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and family planning, as well as Sudan’s proposed solutions.
Even though they were successful at the conference, they still want to improve.
“I did feel that the competition from other schools were getting increasingly stronger, which is a good thing– we hope to be able to improve to that next level,” Park said.
Freshmen Tessa Rudolph and Sarabeth Tansey won Honorable Mention for the Novice DISEC committee, freshmen Jamie Kim and Sophia Goldberg won Honorable Mention for the Novice ECOSOC committee. and junior Mishelle Arakelian and freshman Jonathan Artal won best delegates in their novice committees.