The Moorestown Friends Model UN team traveled to New Brunswick for the Rutgers Model UN (RUMUN) conference from December 1-4. Out of over 1,000 student attendees from more than 40 schools, four MFS students were recognized at the closing ceremonies. Andrew Landesman ’18 and Rachael Whitley ’17 were honored for “Best Position Paper” in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Committee. Anna Goula ’18 and Dylan Mitnick ’18 were together named a “Distinguished Delegation” for their work in the International Atomic Energy Agency. All MFS delegates were in committees of 50 or more, making recognition extremely competitive at RUMUN.
The students were in committee sessions for 23 hours throughout the conference and focused on the theme of “interculturalism,” in discussing issues of nuclear proliferation, world health crises, refugee settlement, drugs and crime, and more.