Award-Winning MUN Team Presents Research, Hones Skills at Virtual Conference

On Saturday, November 21, the CRS Model UN Team participated in its second virtual MUN conference of the year. This year’s Middle School Conference (MSMUN) was attended by nearly 450 students from schools in the Boston area as well as schools in Texas, Florida, and Maryland. Twenty CRS MUNers from grades 6-8 served on six different committees that addressed the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, the Economic Crisis in Venezuela,  Reducing Drivers of Climate Change, Economic Barriers for Women, or the Rights of Asylum Seekers. 

The CRS Team has been preparing for this conference for seven weeks. They spent time researching their respective topics, developing innovative, achievable solutions, writing position papers, and honing their public speaking and negotiation skills. No longer new to the virtual environment, the CRS MUNers discussed strategies for using Chat or ways to manage a delegate who is domineering in a breakout session. It was exciting to watch the CRS MUNers in action during the conference. 

Five CRS MUNers won awards. 
Ben Fogler, Best Public Speaker, Venezuela, ECLAC1 (Crisis in Ven)
Elizabeth Lapides, Best Delegate, Switzerland, UNESCO1 (Econ. Barriers for Women)
Brooke Travis, Best Public Speaker, South Africa, UNEP 1 (Climate Crisis)
Priya DuBois, Best Delegate, India, UNEP1 (Climate Crisis)
Mira Haber, Best Position Paper, Japan, UNHCR1 (Rights of Asylum Seekers)

The next MUN conference, the December Invitational (DIMUN), is a Crisis Conference on the topic of International Space Exploration.
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