The Gold Standard
Fort Knox, KY | March 22, 2018
Sixteen students at Fort Knox High School recently entered the Kentucky United Nations Assembly Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, to address a big problem — and find a working solution.
According to their three faculty advisors and two school leaders, they did, and walked away with accolades for it.
“We’re beyond proud of you,” said Luis Dominguez, the assistant principal.
Sponsored by the YMCA, KUNA, as it is known, provides students with the opportunity to pretend they are delegates representing countries at the United Nations. The issues are real and global, so students must learn to think not just about how an issue affects their represented country but also how it affects others.
“It’s treated exactly how they regulate the United Nations in real life,” said Esther Ruderman, a senior and one of the student leaders in the club. “The resolutions that the resolution sponsors come up with, they cannot pertain just to the specific country because the UN doesn’t regulate specific countries’ problems. They have to regulate worldwide issues.”