EDISON, NJ- The J.P Stevens Model United Nations held its final conference of the year on Saturday, May 24. All the skills members of MUN learned over the year were put on display.
These skills included compromise, open debate, public speaking and writing treaties. The conference was meant as a final send off for the end of the school year.
"We held this conference for delegates to stay sharp and review everything they learned this year." Simmi Sharma, a senior at JPS and Vice President of the MUN Executive Board said.
Delegates debated, compromised and eventually drew up treaties. Public speaking also played a very large role in the conference as delegates spoke about issues plaguing their countries and suggested solutions on how to fix them.
"This conference was a stepping stone for next year as well as a sendoff for what has been an excellent year for Model UN," Michelle Peterson, advisor for Model UN said.
For many executive board members it was also the final MUN Conference they would be attending before graduating.
"MUN has done so much for me during my four years here at JPS. It's really sad to finally have my MUN career come to a close,” Sharma added.
The conference was a success as Model UN hopes for another great year.
Ashwin Luther, a sophomore at J.P. Stevens High School, is participating in the journalism internship program with TAP Into Edison.