Bethel High School students participate in Model UN conference
Students from Bethel High School recently participated in the Model UN conference at The College of William & Mary.
Students participated in discussions ranging from human trafficking to ecotourism to selecting a Republican presidential candidate for 2020. Students also debated on the best economic system for a future planetary colony. This led to some excellent discussions and resolutions.
“It’s truly amazing what these young people can solve over a few days time,” said Ralph Monahan, the club’s sponsor. “It is my privilege to sponsor them.”
The following students participated:
- Blair Rary and Rainah Ward representing Singapore in the United Nations Environment Assembly debated the impacts of ecotourism.
- Amanda McDaniel and Ben Willis representing Singapore in the World Trade Organization debated environmentally responsible and sustainable trade.
- Rahwa Yehdego and Alex Kwong representing Singapore in the Special Political Committee discussed how nations should best come together to end child trafficking.
- Alex Luchtenberg debated in the UN Women's Committee how the international community should respond to gender-based violence and honor killings.
- Jay Moody represented Sen. John McCain in the RNC 2020 and debated who to nominate as the Republican presidential candidate for the 2020 election.
- Shiza Khan represented Nelson Mandela in the Economic Council, which was a diverse group of renowned economic figures and global leaders that spanned eras of history to debate the pros and cons of various economic principles and debate the best economic system to introduce in a fictional future colony.
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