First Conference of the Year for MUNers, CRS Wins Four Awards

This weekend, 20 CRS students participated in the first Model United Nations conference of the year, the Global Leadership Conference (GLC). This was a no-prep, virtual conference; all students received the topic of Indigenous Peoples' Right to Education ahead of time, but they were given their country assignment and resources during opening ceremonies. Students then had 30 minutes to read through the material and prepare their opening speeches. 
 
Judi Urquhart, both the Director of Development at the National Indian Education Association and Director of Planning & Development for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on the Cape, spoke during opening ceremonies. She offered important information and insight about education for Indigenous students in this area to the conference's high school and middle school participants and their advisors.  
 
Our CRS MUNers took home four awards (See below for recipients, awards, and remarks from the Committee Chair)! Congratulations to our award recipients and to all the CRS delegates. This was a great start to official MUN season and we can’t wait to follow along this year.
Cole Miranda – Awarded Best Negotiator, representing Chile
The Committee Chair shared, “This delegate repeatedly was able to get his ideas and solutions across to the committee in a respectful and effective way. He used his skills as a leader in the breakout rooms to help create resolutions and take point.”
 
Emery Nordahl – Best Negotiator, representing Canada
The Committee Chair shared, “This delegate was not afraid to ask others who were not speaking as much what they thought. This delegate not only included others but also made the effort to push constructive language forward.”
 
Priya DuBois – Best Delegate, representing New Zealand
The Committee Chair shared, “This delegate was very well-rounded…demonstrated a very intricate understanding of the content in the meeting. She was the person who supplied the majority of the ideas to the students and allowed everyone's resolutions to thrive and branch off into broad topics. Overall, she was a great leader and public speaker.”
 
Brooke Travis – Best Delegate, representing Guyana
The Committee Chair shared, “This delegate was consistently strong both in ‘mods’ and in ‘unmods’. She was comfortable with public speaking, a clear ‘bloc’ leader, and a leader during the resolution process.”
 
CRS Delegates:
Cole Miranda, Nicolas Albornoz, Caleb Stokes, Ronan Lyman, Zelia Rodriguez, Cole White, Teyah Braunstein, Mira Haber, Alex Tarantino, Vincenzo Gaybor, Emery Nordahl, Siena Pedder, Jack Ehlinger, Lara Dorosario, Jill Ramos-Starmer, Elizabeth Lapides, Priya DuBois, Ben Fogler, Maxim Harding, Owen Wigren, and Brooke Travis
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