Westwood Model United Nations attends the Baylor MUN conference

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The Westwood Model United Nations club traveled to Baylor University on October 26 to compete at the Baylor Model United Nations High School Conference. The club received honorable mention of delegation, and Linda Yoo received Outstanding Delegation in Committee for the World Health Organization. Club members, Sai Pathuri, Sai Nanapati, Sam Bhagwandin, Kevin Murphy, and Linda Yoo, represented the countries of Azerbaijan and Macedonia.

 Model United Nations is a program that allows students to be delegates of countries and pass resolutions based on world issues. The goal of the club is to mimic and reflect actions of the United Nations administrative body while also fostering constructive thinking and discussion. The Model United Nations club at Westwood High School hopes to increase interest in international relations as well as encourage students to become leaders.

“Model United Nations has helped me learn more about the United Nations as well as the world in general,” Kevin Murphy ‘15 said, “ I am proud of the club for working together and representing our designated countries. I have made many friends through MUN!”

 At conferences, students are separated into groups, known as committees; these committees address different topics that affect the world. Committees can range from the Security Council to the World Health Organization as well as topics from issues regarding Syria to HIV/AIDS.

 At the Baylor Conference, over three hundred students delegates attended within six committees. The Westwood Model United Nations club plans on traveling to San Antonio for the MUNSA conference in January. Meetings for the Westwood MUN club is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Ms. Modi’s class room.