Congratulations to our Model UN students on their recent success at the Cleveland International Model United Nations (CLEIMUN) Conference in February! Students took home many accolades in recognition of their achievements, including the Highly Commended Delegate Awards.
Model UN is a club that simulates the workings of the United Nations, allowing students to take on roles of ambassadors to countries which are members of the UN. Many of today’s leaders in law, government, business and the arts – including at the UN itself – participated in Model UN as student. This club has been in and out of activity at Madison High School since 2019, but it was disbanded during COVID-19. This is the group’s first year back, under the direction of advisor Jasilyn Albert, and the club currently has three students involved.
“Students debate topics related to such things as human rights, the environment, and political borders,” states Ms. Albert. “This is important for students because it gives them an opportunity to display leadership and problem-solving skills.”
At the CLEIMUN Conference, Madison was the only school with a maximum one-year of experience, and the club competed against multiple private schools. Aside from this being Madison’s first year participating, our students were incredibly successful:
Abigail Butcher (Human Rights Committee) and Grady Schulz (Political Committee) both took home the Highly Commended Delegate Awards for their committees in representing the country of Morocco
The club’s work in the General Assembly simulation won them the award for Highly Commended Delegation in the General Assembly
For their achievements in the conference overall, the club was awarded the Highly Commended Delegation in the Overall Conference
These awards are the second-highest commendations in the categories.
Congratulations, Model UN! MLS Is pleased to support your growth as a club and excited to see your success.