Model UN MCC Conference

Ava Price

On Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th, Hamilton’s Model UN attended the Mesa Community College Model United Nations simulation. It was their 21st year holding this and it spanned over the course of two days. There was a charge of $50 for dinner and a lunch that was served during the conference. At the conference, the General Assembly, 2nd Committee, 3rd Committee, United Nations Environment Assembly, Human Rights Council, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Security Council were simulations held for the participating students. Day one lasted from around 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and day two lasted from around 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The conference is also a great way for students to share their ideas and collaborate with students from other schools. “I really liked being able to meet new people and share ideas, it was really fun to see how other people thought of things and build off both of our ideas,” said Camila Gonzalez (10). The conference was a little overwhelming at times as things moved extremely fast. “The first day was a bit unorganized, but the second day was better, it was a little rushed at times, but we always had something to do or listen to,” said Mikayla Gardias (10). At the end of the second-day students were able to win awards based on their speeches and performance. “The awards were really fun, it was super rewarding to have our efforts recognized and to win things for them,” said Mason Merillat (10). The experience seemed to be rewarding for many as participating students did extremely well.

Overall, Hamilton’s Model UN did extremely well at the MCC MUN conference so be sure to congratulate your Huskies!