The YHS Junior MUN Club had a great time at the Vancouver Youth Model United Nations Conference (VYMUN) in Whistler the weekend of October 24-26.
As Junior MUN is club, and not a class, students were not required to prepare in advance. Nonetheless, two students won top awards and three received honourable mentions:
- Saskia, representing Al Jazeera, received the Best Delegate Award on the UNACJ Committee.
- Isabelle, representing ISIS, received the Best Delegate Award on the Security Council.
- Elsa, representing Iraq on the Interpol Committee: Honourable Mention.
- Anna, also representing Iraq on the Interpol Committee: Honourable Mention.
- Jocelyn, representing Singapore on the IMF Committee: Honourable Mention.
The theme of the conference was “Common Ground”, highlighting conflict resolution. The girls worked hard and learned a lot about international issues, problem solving and conducting negotiations.
A special thanks to Min Kim who helped chaperone this trip, as well as the VMUN Vancouver trip last year.