While the majority of Model United Nations activities take place during first semester at local competitions, second semester is far from boring. In fact, during January and February the MUN club takes part in some of its most exiting simulations.
First, four students traveled to Ann Arbor for MUNUM, the national competition which is held and the University of Michigan. More than 400 students attended and a variety of councils were presented. MUNUM is unique for a large conference because each committee is fairly small, allowing each student to be very involved. While the debate was fierce, there was still time for the delegates to get to know each other and just hang out. Ice skating at Yost Arena and a delegate dance were just a few of the social activities that were a hit.
In February, another four Mercy delegates made an arduous journey to Washington D.C. to compete in one of the largest competitions worldwide, NAIMUN. Although their flight was cancelled due to extreme winter weather, the students boarded a train and braved the storm to reach the conference on time. They joined over 3000 other students for a weekend of international politics and debate.
While competitions are over for this school year, the club will soon pick new officers to lead the next year of MUN. Check back soon for an update on the results of officer elections!