Quantico | December 5, 2019
The Model United Nations class at Quantico High School - along with Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Martin, and ELA teacher, Mrs. Wood - traveled down to Williamsburg on November 22nd. A two and a half hour drive by bus, these folks were enroute to a debate conference performed by high school students from across America, hosted by the University of William and Mary. At this debate conference, students are given the opportunity to simulate debates performed by United Nations. Three days were spent in and out of conferences, trying the area’s delicious food, as well bonding experiences that brought the class together.
A chance for students to take charge of our world’s problems, whether they be political, humanitarian or “magical,” is not an opportunity just anyone gets. Students at Quantico Middle High School were offered a chance to join the Model United Nations Club, MUN, and attend this conference. President of the club, Owen Carlton, and Vice President, Patrick Simmons, worked with club members describing parliamentary procedure, eligibility, confidence when talking, and most of all, how to succeed at WMHSMUN.
The moments in between sessions were used for bonding between classmates. Even though we had the liberty to go off and explore on our own, the class seemed to have a strong nucleus that kept them together. Old bonds were strengthened and new bonds were made within the Quantico group. The fact that the people in attendance came from almost every inch of America added to the learning experience. This enriched each students appreciation of diversity found within America itself.