On May 12 the Model United Nations Club will be hosting their second annual conference at Jamesville-DeWitt High School. There will be several schools attending the event including Fayetteville-Manlius, East Syracuse Minoa, Manlius Pebble Hill, Christian Brothers Academy, and Baldwinsville.
At the conference there will be a wide variety of issues discussed and debated. “There are security issues, environmental issues, and everything that’s troubling the world,” said Club President senior Somil Aggarwal. These are very important and pressing issues, so it takes a lot of preparation going into the event. The students participating in the conference have to study the issues and figure out what they will say when debating. “I usually start preparing a week before,” said freshman Linda Shen.
The people who have to set up the conference also go through a lot of hard work. “Especially since we do this ourselves, a lot of the preparation and hard work comes from the students and the advisers. And for us it’s our first time doing some of this stuff. So it’s difficult for us but a rewarding experience,” Aggarwal would add.
The Model UN conferences take a lot of hard work and effort from the students and people who set it up. Hopefully this year’s conference will be as big of a success as last year’s.