EDISON, NJ-- The W+H Model UN Team had a successful showing at last week’s AMUN XXII Conference hosted by Bergen County Academies. A coalition of 31 W+H students represented individuals and countries from around the world. Club advisor Cristian Fernandez saluted his students for their preparation and called the event “a wonderful success.”
Delegates participated in debates and historical simulations on a variety of topics, including the Yemeni Civil War, the global obesity epidemic, environmental racism, indigenous rights, the annexation of Hawaii, the Russian Revolution, and even Star Wars and a possible colonization of Earth by a Mars colony. While in their committees, delegates were tasked with strategizing with other nations and drafting action plans and resolutions to solve complex issues.
Six W+H students received recognition: Michele Peruzzo of Westfield, Raiya Patel of Edison and Aastha Patel of Edison earned Outstanding Delegate for their individual committees and Annie Gu of Edison, Justyn Niemczyk of Westfield and Heidi Pan of Edison garnered Honorable Mentions.
Other W+H students who participated in the virtual event were: Neil Shah of Edison, Shachee Kumar of Edison, Aiden Lee of Sewaren, Tosin Olarewaju of Piscataway, Nicole Sandrik-Arzadi of Sewaren, Aayushi Singh of Edison, Sydney Sweeney of Cranford, Gurinder Singh of Carteret, Nandini Shah of South Plainfield, Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway, David Flatau-Jones of Scotch Plains, Anushka Dalal of Scotch Plains, Natalie Chavez of Plainfield, Andrew Wolff of Scotch Plains, Hannah Yin of Scotch Plains, Faizah Naqvi of South Plainfield, Sanah Menon of Edison, Rihan Sajid of Carteret, Luke Tan of Edison, Aum Mehta of Edison, Isabella Rovito of Scotch Plains, Oliver Zhao of Parlin, Zain Zaidi of Edison, Zara Zaidi of Edison and Siddharth Bharadwaj of Edison.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour.