HTS Model United Nations Takes on Washington, D.C.

Ethan Chen, Grade 12 Student, Senior Advisor to Model United Nations
From February 13 to 17, the HTS Model United Nations team travelled to Washington D.C. to participate in the North American Invitational Model United Nations Conference, one of the largest Model UN conferences in America. Our team members competed in topics ranging from corruption in China to future applications of artificial intelligence. The opportunity to debate and discuss solutions to real-world issues with students from around the world taught us the impact they can make and the value that different perspectives have in solving problems.

During some of our downtime, our team was fortunate to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This experiential learning opportunity informed us about human rights atrocities and reinforced the importance to acknowledge this dark point in history.
 
I would like to thank our advisors, Ms Donita Duplisea and Mr. John Edgecombe, for passionately supporting the team throughout the weekend. All delegates who participated should be commended, especially to those who brought home awards. This conference was a highlight of my time in Model UN and concludes my four-year career in the club at HTS. I wish the team the best in future conferences and hope they will continue to excel in what they do best.
 
Congratulations to:
Athena C. - Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Ethan C. - Chinese National Supervisory Commission (Book Award)
Andrew H. - Council on Artificial Intelligence
Max H. - Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation (Verbal Commendation Award)
Daniel K. - World Economic Forum
Siddhant K. - SPECPOL
Fares N. - British Defense Council
Kevin Q. - Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation (Verbal Commendation Award)
Richard R. - Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Qaylun S. - UNESCO
Emily V. - UNESCO
Riley W. - SPECPOL
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