On Saturday, April 29, 31 CRS middle school students (that’s half of our entire middle school!) attended Commonwealth Model United Nations (COMMUN), a Model United Nations conference hosted by the Commonwealth School in Boston. Students have spent the last month preparing for the conference for six different complex topics by researching, writing position papers, and practicing their opening speeches and resolutions. Commonwealth School students propose, create, and write the topic guides for these committees, which included Melenesian Separatism, the Beaver Wars, The Second Greco-Persian War, The 2014 Invasion of Crimea, Prison Reform, and the science fiction Wei-Human War.
COMMUN boasts experienced chairs, novel committees, and, most importantly, teaches attendees to refine their Model UN skills while having fun. At this in-person conference, delegates work face-to-face with their peers and chairs in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood. Commonwealth writes, “This experience is…both educational and inspirational for delegates, who leave thinking about how to apply what they’ve learned to issues in their community and around the globe.”
All of our students worked hard and did a terrific job, and 10 CRS students were recognized at the conference for their work. Congratulations to our MUNers and thank you to teachers and MUN advisors Sarah Clancy, Tessa Steinert Evoy, and Chris Raskin for their hard work with the students and support at the conference.
Best Position Paper:
Nate Newmark ’24 (Greco-Persian)
Casey Grimm ’23 (Greco-Persian)
Ben Stanton ’24 (Wei-Human War)
Lorraine Colas ’25 (Prison Reform)
Wesley Pham ’25 (Crimea)
Cole Fosbroke ’23 (Wei-Human War)
Nico Gaybor ’23 (Melenesian Separatism)
Cole Miranda ’23 (Wei-Human War)
Best Delegate (the top award):
Alex Yang ’24 (Wei-Human War)
Jack Stowers ’24 (Wei-Human War)
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