Moorestown Friends sent a 21-student delegation to HenMUN, the University of Delaware’s Model UN conference in Newark, DE, from February 26-28. The conference was attended by 500 participants in total, and four MFS students (pictured from left to right: John Barton ’17, Anna Goula ’18, Tyler Radack ’17, and Zach Day ’16) received special acknowledgments during the closing ceremonies.
Tyler Radack ’17 was named Best Delegate, representing the People’s Republic of China in the Arctic Council dealing with climate change and Arctic resource use. As Best Delegate, he received the gavel from his committee as an award. John Barton ’17 was also named Best Delegate in the role of Yang Yang, representing the People’s Republic of China on the International Olympic Committee. Though he failed to secure the Chinese bid (initially, there was a three-way tie), he created the parameters by which they would make decisions and earned his first gavel. Zach Day ’16 was recognized with Honorable Mention in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) as a representative for the People’s Republic of China, debating the issue of migrant workers. This was Zach’s second recognition in a row at a Model UN conference. Anna Goula ’18 was recognized with Honorable Mention as the Russian delegate to the Joint Cabinet Crisis: Kosovo. Her role forced her to release secrets to the Joint Cabinet Crisis: Serbia, and she was expelled only to be chosen to represent that cabinet at the peace table. This was Anna’s third recognition of the Model UN season.
“It was another great conference and the end to a great season for MFS Model UN,” said History Department Chair and Model UN Advisor Clark Thomson. “Students addressed migrant workers and refugees, the spread of HIV AIDS, climate change, resource use in the Arctic, the Serbia/Kosovo crisis of 1999, and much more.”
HenMUN was the third and final conference of this year’s MFS Model UN season. Previously, the MFS delegation attended RUMUN, the Rutgers Model UN Conference and ILMUN, the Ivy League Model UN Conference, at the University of Pennsylvania.