Thanks to BHS Model United Nations Adviser Peter Halvorson for the following synposis and attached photos of his club's recent trip to Brown University:
The BHS Model UN Club attended the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations over the weekend of November 14-16, 2008. This annual event provides an opportunity for BHS students with an interest in international politics and global issues to meet and interact with students sharing these interests from all over the northeast and even farther away. School delegations from as far away as Florida and Illinois participated in this year's conference - even a school from Guatemala!
The students who participate are assigned countries to represent and committees on which to serve. Student delegates research their countries and the issues that their committees will discuss prior to the conference. At the conference student delegates are judged on their ability to "represent" their selected country, negotiating and attempting to resolve various world problems.Senior Jonathan Kelly (pictured above with Mr. Halvorson) , received a commendation for representing the African country Djibouti on the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural committee. Amongst other topics, this committee discussed such global issues as the AIDS pandemic and the food crisis.