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Nov. 27: Model UN wins award at national conference

Monday, November 27, 2017

FREDERICK, Maryland—The Hood College Model United Nations won an Honorable Mention at the recent National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Washington, D.C.

Hood went as a delegation from Senegal, with 12 students representing the interests of the West African country of Senegal on six different committees. Hood also represented Senegal on the Security Council. Hood’s delegation earned an “Honorable Mention” award for being among the best delegations.

For this conference, each school gets assigned a country, and the students must research and write a position paper before the simulation. Each committee discusses two global issues. The purpose is to debate, write resolutions and simulate the actual United Nations as much as possible.

More than 1,000 total students participated in the multi-day simulation. The students who represented Hood College are from a variety of majors including global studies, economics and business administration.

“The students did an excellent job of conducting research ahead of time to submit position papers,” said Paige Eager, the group’s faculty adviser. “They were poised, confident, and well-prepared to participate fully in the simulation.”

NMUN is the world’s largest intercollegiate Model UN conference. It is a U.S. nonprofit organization that advances understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. NMUN annually draws participants from more than 130 UN Member States to address current global issues.

In the photo, from left, are Lisebeth Jules, Ashley Schanken, Ashly Bingham, Emily Stubits, Jared Knowles, Will Lacy, Hannah Christen and Kimmie Kinjerski.