SBS students attend a two-day Model U.N. conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Last week, 12 SBS students attended Model United Nations San Antonio XXIV, a two-day Model U.N. conference hosted at Trinity University. These students were assigned delegations of countries or individuals to portray during the conference, for which they did advance research and preparation beforehand. Students then produced position papers based on their research, which they submitted upon arrival at the conference.
According to Tanner Chapman ‘22, "Model United Nations San Antonio (MUNSA) was a great conference. From opening ceremonies centered around younger generations involvements in making the world a better place, to committee rooms filled with a lively debate on real-world topics such as women's rights and taking on new innovations in cyber security.”
During Model U.N. committee sessions, students debated historical and current event issues. Delegates then attempted to help resolve them by passing written resolutions with each other.
He went on to say, “One of the great things about the local (Texas) conferences we attend is that you consistently begin to see people you have worked with, chaired with or even debated against in committee, allowing you to create friends from all over the state and even the country.”
Chapman finished by sharing, “Thanks to our amazing sponsors, Mr. Lindsey and Mrs. Towery for always being there to guide us through our tough committee sessions and taking time out of their free time to be with us. We wouldn't be the delegates we are today without them!"