Model United Nations
BY KAM NARRA '21
Model United Nations might not have the most exciting name, but we can assure you that our club is the best one out there. Now, it’s at AB! The real United Nations is an international body of 193 countries that maintains peace and security between its member states. The institution’s actions play an indirect, but substantial, role in each of our lives—one overlooked by many Americans. Model United Nations replicates the UN processes, giving high schoolers the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of foreign relations through competition and public speaking. In addition to learning about international affairs, MUN participants develop valuable public speaking, essay writing, and research skills that will come in clutch you get in to college, no matter the major. But that’s not all: MUN is lots of fun! You will have the opportunity to attend conferences (if desired) and compete against other schools alongside your teammates. The club is just starting out, so this is a great time to join. As high schoolers, we understand that school is very important, and we won’t hold it against you if you have to miss a meeting to grind out some history homework, but we can assure you that the skills you gain from Model UN will outlast many of the things you learn in school. If you want to improve your public speaking, refine your knowledge of global affairs, or just have some fun, MUN is the place for you.