By: Elizabeth Holland, Senior Communications Intern
Notre Dame High School is proud to highlight the Model UN team efforts at their conference in Philadelphia. Model UN is a club at Notre Dame that allows students to simulate delegates of the United Nations, representing various countries and committees, creating a stance on several current issues. Earlier this month, the team represented Canada and Ghana at the conference. They had representatives in two committees, the UN Department of Political Affairs and the World Health Organization.
Miah Fitzpatrick '26 attended her first conference with the new Model UN team. She was a representative for the World Health Committee and had two issues to stand for. There were six full committees that they teamed together. They used the time to form a group of countries that have the exact solutions for these issues and write a working paper. Miah said, "Though it is a stressful experience, making new friends in the area is rewarding." She and her team gained valuable experience that they will take to their upcoming conferences as the end of the school year approaches. Students like Miah can develop skills and broaden their knowledge of international issues through the Model UN experience, which encourages critical thinking, in-depth study, and public speaking ability.
Miah touched on a lesson learned from this event saying, "Going into my first committee I was very scared to make mistakes in such a serious event, but the directions are understanding and help you improve yourself." Overall, attending the upcoming conferences will be an excellent experience for the team, as they are rebuilding this year. We wish good luck to the Model UN team in the coming months!
If you have an interest in participating in Model UN Club, reach out to Ms. Ashe and Mrs. Wroblewski to learn more!