Last month, the HPSH Model United Nations team competed at the Model UN conference hosted by the University of Chicago. This prestigious conference, known as MUNUC, was held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Downtown Chicago. Twenty-four students, accompanied by two chaperones, enjoyed the interesting topics discussed at the conference and and participating in the act of role-playing as the countries of Hungary and Samoa. Highland delegates participating in a variety of committees, from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to the GA. Attendees were also able to enjoy the historic hotel and some popular Chicago attractions such as the Navy Pier and the world-famous Chicago Bean in Millennium Park. The advisor of this club, Ms. Rise, said she had an “absolute blast” in Chicago with her students. The other chaperone on the trip was Mr. Zeitchick’s former student teacher, Ms. Allie Meyer. Both Rise and Meyer loved their time being in charge of the delegation.
Back in Minnesota on Thursday March 12th, the MUN team competed in their final state conference of the year at Metropolitan State University. This went very well for the students in attendance. It was great to socialize with some people from their two previous conferences while discussing the merits of repatriation and refugees.
If you are interested in joining the Model UN team for the 2015-2016 school year, inquire with James Farnsworth or Kari Rise in Room 2201.