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Bridgewater-Raritan Model UN attended largest conference in the world

Bridgewater-Raritan High School students attended the National High School Model United Nations Conference in New York City. (BRMUN)

The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Model United Nations (BRMUN) Club attended the National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) 50 Conference from March 13 to 16 in the Hilton Midtown, New York City.

Forty-nine students from every grade became diplomats, representing their assigned country and working with other diplomats from around the world. Five thousand delegates from over 20 countries attended the conference, making it the largest conference in the world. 

The opening ceremony was marked by a dance performance followed by speeches from US senators and diplomats. The four-day conference then began with the first committee session. 

Over four days and six committee sessions, delegates in every committee debated to solve their respective crises and utilized diplomacy, tact, and leadership to pass their resolutions. During the break sessions, students also got the opportunity to roam around the city and spend time enjoying themselves. 

Students attend dinner at the conference. (BRMUN)

On the final day, the award ceremony was held in the Hilton. Bridgewater-Raritan senior Alyssa Xu and junior Harsha Ahmed, who worked together to represent Cambodia in the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, won the Award of Excellence for their performance. They debated the issue of inclusive economic growth in Asia and environmental problems in the region. 

Club president Alyssa Xu commented on the club’s presence at the conference.

“I had a great time seeing all the BRMUN members, including myself, have a great time meeting new people from around the world while exhibiting exceptional MUN skills. NHSMUN is truly an international conference that BRMUN enjoys attending every year,” Xu said.

Ms. Santiago and Ms. Boosmann, the club advisors who are both science teachers, also attended the conference and were extremely impressed by the performance students put up.

“I am so proud to have been a part of the 2024 NHSMUN Experience. Seeing students actively engaged in conversations and debates with other delegates from all over the world was a sight to see. I am so glad to be a part of the BRMUN community,” Santiago said.

“Witnessing the students collaborate, strategize, and maneuver their way through the intensive MUN experience was a thrill and honor for me,” Boosmann said.

With the end of NHSMUN, the BRMUN club looks forward to attending the North Brunswick Township High School Model UN Conference, the last conference of the year before the officer application process begins.

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