In the 2014-2015 school year, LCCS launched its Model United Nations Club. A rarity at the middle school level, Model UN provides students with a chance to excel in leadership, research, to learn about the world around them, to collaborate with their peers, and to meet other students from around the country.
Students on a visit to the United Nations, NYC, in 2015.
In Model UN, students research and study United Nations member countries, learning about current events and international issues. At conferences, student delegates are presented with a realistic "International crisis," and they must represent their chosen or assigned country to respond to the crisis, the same way diplomacy works in real life.
In 2015-2016, LCCS students will be attending two conferences:
On Nov. 7, 2015: The Greater Washington Conference on International Affairs
, in Washington DC at George Washington University.
Two students, Vivian Hughes and Ezra Bernheim (bottom row, far right) won "Honorable Mention" for their work representing Haiti and discussing education for the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee. Thanks to Marianne Conod and Anthony Higgins for chaperoning the trip.
From Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, the William and Mary Middle School Model UN
From March 31, to April 2, the International Middle School Model UN in New York City.