Remarkable Student Life Experiences
Global diplomacy, solving the refugee crisis, stopping terrorism, improving world health, and the role of United Nations peacekeepers are just a few of the topics the Middle School Model UN Club discussed at the second annual Model United Nations Conference (CHARMUN), held February 19 and 20. Country Day held the first conference last year, and this year Charlotte Latin hosted the event, which also included students from Cannon School, the Military and Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis, and Providence Day.
While the majority of the students are seventh and eighth-grade delegates, fifth and sixth-graders serve as volunteer runners, and Upper School Model UN team members act as United Nations chairs.
Throughout the conference, student delegates represent a wide range of countries as they debate and attempt to resolve major world issues. In the process, students learn to think critically and strategically about the global perspectives of other countries, as well as develop diplomacy and problem-solving skills.
Congratulations to these students who received special recognition:
- Best Paper: Sarah Martin, Toni Ann Ocloo, Sarah Stolar
- Best Delegate: Sophia Gagnier, Saul Vitner, Lilah Peck