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Model United Nations Culture Banquet
Posted 03/08/2019 05:06PM

Whitfield’s second annual Model United Nations Culture Banquet was held February 27, 2019. The event is designed to celebrate the work of Whitfield’s Model United Nations Club (WMUN).

Under the banner of the United Nations, participating students in grades 9-12 immerse themselves in the politics, cultures, and issues of the 193 member nations. They research, write resolutions, and serve as delegates during club meetings that showcase their ideas to address the world’s problems.

During the banquet, WMUN Club sponsor and Social Studies Department Chair Dr. Adam Attwood shared: “Whitfield’s mission is to cultivate ethical, confident, successful students in a community of innovation, collaboration, and trust. Today, we celebrate the Whitfield Model United Nations Club members who have demonstrated these attributes through their dedication to the field of social studies. They have applied their interests and skills, both inside the classroom and beyond the classroom, in their study of history, government, economics, and geography.”

Senior Kelly Yazdi was one of three students (also Grace Farr ’20 and Kylie Wagner ’20) who shared her perspective on WMUN during the program. “I believe Model UN is an extremely valuable program here at Whitfield,” said Yazdi. “In our increasingly global world, it is so important to learn about different cultures and global issues. Model UN is beneficial no matter what field of study students go into—law, business, politics, engineering, medicine—the list goes on and on.”

Awards and certificates of recognition were distributed during the event. For a complete list, click here. Event photos are published on Whitfield's Facebook page.

Whitfield Model United Nations (WMUN) Leadership Council, 2018-2019
Secretary General: Davide Pace ’20

Council Representatives
Anh Huyen Nguyen ’19 (WMUN Vice President 2017-2018), Lizzie Fagin ’19, Kelly Yazdi ’19, Grace Farr ’20, Tyler Harris ’20, Anya Mehta ’20, Emily Underwood ’20

Members
Nathan Albovias ’21, Jonah Boyer ’20, Mia Dalton ’20, Grace Farr ’20, Mahlet Fentaw ’20, Alec Gau ’21, Zoë Goffe ’21, Liv Hand ’21, Kirsten Hoerman ’21, Max Holton ’20, Marissa Hughes ’20, Ian Koppe ’21, Maddison Kimbrough ’20, Alayah Lipnick ’20, Peter McKown ’20, Davide Pace ’20, Nate Rosenberg ’20, Nina Steinberg ’20, Elijah Sykes ’20, Emily Underwood ’20, Kylie Wagner ’20, Ben Weas ’20, Xingda Chen ’20, Xiaodi (Ade) Yang ’21, Yutiancheng Yang ’20.

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