By Nat Balladares, Senior
If you like debating, stressful situations, diplomacy, and true awesomeness, then you chose to read the right article! Now, as Vice President of the Model United Nations/Social Studies Club, I hold no bias or favoritism towards any after-school activity; however, as a senior with good taste, I can 110% attest that Model UN/ Social Studies Club is a one of a kind experience that is designed to be challenging and fun for all audiences.
Model UN is a mock stimulation of the United Nations, which allows students to explore current world events through interactive simulations about dictatorship, literacy, or even world hunger. Regretfully, many middle and high school students do not know what Model UN does, so read on!
iPrep’s Model UN Club participates in multiple social studies competitions throughout the year, mostly Model UN, and also History and Geography Bees. We meet every first and third Tuesday of the month after school in Ms. Gelber's room. Open to all iPrep students, grades 6-12. This year, we have the privilege to participate in our first out-of-county Model UN conference in Gainesville, Florida (Keep an eye out for next month’s article!).
Here is our calendar of upcoming events:
December 19th, 2017- Model UN Club meeting before Winter Break
*Remember ALL members must pay $20 dues preferably by this Tuesday 12/19, but no later than Tuesday 1/9/18.
Happy Winter Break!
January 9th, 2018- Model UN Club meeting (2nd Tuesday-not usual meeting date)
*GATOR MUN Participants ONLY must also pay $180 fee (installment payments are OK) no later than Fri 1/12/18
January 16, 2018- Model UN Club meeting
January 19th-21st, 2018- Gator Model UN Conference (University of Fla, Gainesville)
January 27, 2018 - Practice Miami Dade MUN Simulation (MDC Kendall Campus)
February 6th, 2018- Model UN Club meeting
February 9th, 2018- Miami Dade Model UN Position Papers are due
February 20th, 2018- Model UN Club meeting
Feb 23-24, 2018- Miami Dade Model UN Conference (MDC North Campus)
March 3, 2018- Middle School Miami Dade Model UN Conference (MDC North Campus)
April 13-15, 2018- University of Miami International Conference for the Simulation of the UN
May 23, 2018- Geography Bee
May 25, 2018- History Bee