PCA Students Participate at Model United Nations Conference

Congratulations to PCA’s brand new Model United Nations club for successfully participating in their first conference, held this past weekend at Plymouth State University.  Model UN, a worldwide program that began in the 1940s, is an opportunity for students to learn about diplomacy, negotiation, and international relations by participating in an authentic United Nations simulation. Each student is assigned a country and represents that country at a UN Committee discussing a specific issue of international concern. PCA students Alexandra Cummins, Riley Marelli, David Brackett, Matthew Esters and Joseph Azarian (pictured above) each researched their country’s stance on the issue under discussion, create a short position paper, and negotiate with other countries to form alliances and draft resolutions. There was time for fun, too, and a chance to meet students from around the state. Our students worked hard over the last several weeks to prepare for the experience and did a wonderful job representing their countries of Indonesia, India, Canada, Egypt and Italy, working with other delegates to debate, discuss and ultimately craft and vote on resolutions. In addition, David Brackett was awarded Best Position Paper by his committee chairperson, a rarity for a first time participant!