By Coco Toderan-Manson, History Department Chair
New Mexico Model UN involves over 20 schools and 250+ students from Albuquerque and northern NM, representing 50 countries, in a simulation of the United Nations. Students research their nations and role play as delegates from those nations. They study foreign policy and international relations, and debate current issues and pass mock resolutions regarding those issues. It’s great training for public service, international study, diplomacy, and history.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of New Mexico Model United Nations, one of the oldest groups in the nation. Prep students recently participated in Model UN held at the Roundhouse House of Representatives Chambers on November 16th -18th in honor of this anniversary, where Senator Peter Wirth opened with a keynote speech. Prep students represented Austria, Zimbabwe, Sudan, and Afghanistan. Our Austria team received Best Delegation, Griffin Merians received Students’ Choice Best Delegate, Lauren Buchanan received Honorable Mention Best Delegate and Zimbabwe received Honorable Mention Best Delegation.
Congratulations to our Model UN!