By Kayla Beardslee
On March 3, twenty-two Medford High students went to Northeastern University for the Greater Boston Model United Nations. The topic of the conference was nuclear proliferation, and delegations representing various countries worked together to pass resolutions about nuclear disarmament, security, and energy. Countries from all over the globe were represented, including Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Iraq, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, the United States, Vietnam, and many more. There were four separate assemblies of delegates, and four separate resolutions were passed before the end of the day. Seven students from the Andrews Middle School also attended a different Model UN conference, which focused on the topic of Food Security.
Four of the eleven delegations sent by MHS won awards. Two awards were for Best Position Paper (before the conference, each delegation wrote a paper describing their country’s position on nuclear proliferation), and two were for Best Negotiators.