Model UN Train for Debating

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 14:46

Model UN is working hard to represent our school in the BYU Model United Nations Competition 2009. They are training with parliamentary procedures, speaking techniques, and common courtesy for the Model UN competition. However, to perfect these skills, the Springville Junior High Model UN Team 2009 will also attend the BYU training session.

“The Training Session and the competition are exactly the same because we get a chance to see what it will be like there,” said Makaiah Williams, a ninth-grade member of the Model UN team. “The training gives participants a good idea of how an actual UN committee will work,” said Ms. Carpenter, the SJHS Model UN advisor.  The training session will be on December 16. The entire Model UN team, and many other school’s Model UN teams will all be there to practice making treaties, parliamentary procedures, and speaking in front of a large group of people.

"My favorite part about the Model UN training session is meeting new people and working together,” said Forest Markam, a ninth-grade member of the Model UN team. There will be people there from schools all over Utah and beyond. It’s a great place to meet new friends and maybe even see some old ones!

The SJHS model UN team, left to right: Christopher Taylor, Forest Markum, Esteban Hernadez, Jared Boyce, Makaiah Williams, Madison Joyner, Jennifer Galindo and Jacob DeRosia.

Cody Woolsey, SJHS Staff Writer