Model UN Succeeds at Annual CT World Affairs Council Conference

On Dec. 6 and 7, Coginchaug’s Model United Nations (MUN) team participated in the Connecticut World Affairs Council Model UN at the University of Hartford. 

Seventeen Coginchaug students from all grades debated critical world issues with students throughout the state in areas such as biochemical warfare, prison reform, and the opioid crisis; CRHS’s role was the nation of Egypt. 

The students voiced their opinions, wrote and voted on resolutions, and collaborated with all the delegates there. They also experienced a crisis, a real-world scenario where delegates had to respond to a certain outbreak of a disease, a sudden attack from the First Order, or a nation not putting in enough recycling bins. 

Sophomore Ben Carroll, who was on the committee on biochemical warfare, said,  “I enjoyed collaborating with other people, and I improved my understanding of foreign policy and world affairs.” 

Coginchaug’s next MUN conference will be in February at Boston University; Model UN is advised by social studies and history teacher Ms. Amy Jacques-Purdy.