York Students in action
Model United Nations Fall Conferences
Posted 12/08/2016 11:22AM
Model United Nations has been busy representing York this semester at two local conferences - BRAVO!!
York students wrote position papers about a week before the conference, replete with background research about the country they were to represent and the problems their committees addressed. Then, on November 5, we arrived at the Lyceum Conference ready to discuss and debate with students from across the county. In the General Assembly, Washakie Tibbetts, Jaryd Mercer, Tom Liu, and Stuart Carruthers fought for equitable representation on the Security Council. In the Security Council, Tristen Laney and James Gonzales discussed how to deal with the situation in the Middle East. In the Economic and Social Council, Tarkan Clark and I fought for policies that would ensure universal access to third world countries in Asia. Lyceum was a resounding success for York. For most of us, it was our first conference; however, nearly all of us passed at least one resolution, and Tom Liu was chosen to speak on broadcasted TV as a representative of the General Assembly. A big thanks to Sr. Soto for chaperoning and we look forward to attending the next conference!
-Justin Wong '17
On November 11-13, 11 delegates from York School attended the Stanford Model United Nations Conference. Some of the topics debated incuded politics in 15th century Italy, struggles in Ukraine, the Philippine Revolution, and a simulation of the 111th US Senate. Many peaceful resolutions were passed, assassinations committed, and war broke out on multiple occasions. York came away with an Honorable Mention in the United States National Security Council by Lekha Duvvoori.
-Lekha Duvvoori '18