This past week, Central’s Model UN Team participated in Yeshiva University’s 32nd annual National Model UN Conference. Model UN provides a forum in which students can actively learn about international diplomacy by serving as “delegates” to real UN member nations.
Students are required to perform extensive research to learn about the cultural, political, and economic landscape of their assigned countries. Central students were particularly excited for the 2022 event, which was onsite as opposed to remote. Junior Maytal Chelst reported back: “This past week, Yeshiva University held their annual Model United Nations (YUNMUN). Students spent months researching their given committees and topics in order to properly advocate for their countries’ beliefs. Schools from across the country came together in Stamford, Connecticut, for this opportunity.
This year, Central was chosen to represent Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom at the Conference, and Central students served on all different UN committees. The girls asked thoughtful and intelligent questions, gave passionate speeches, and impressed everyone with their abilities.” Congratulations to senior Sarah Hamerman on winning best delegate and juniors Maytal Chelst and Rivka Sullivan on winning honorable mentions!