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WTHS Model United Nations Club wins honors at the TechMUN Conference at Camden County Technical School on November 23rd, 2019.
Congratulations to WTHS Model United Nations Club students Christine Bernetsky (Honorable Mention Awards winner) and Brock Price and Jamie Morris (The Best Position Paper Award winners)! On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, Winslow Township High School Model United Nations Club (WINMUN) members participated in the TechMUN Conference at Camden County Technical School, Gloucester Township Campus, where they competed against other local schools in the South Jersey Consortium. Under the mentorship of the AP history teacher, Tracey Feighery, students competed against local schools, engaged in role playing as delegates to the United Nations and simulated United Nations committees. Preparing for this annual conference involves substantial research, honing of public speaking, debating,writing and critical thinking skills. Teamwork and leadership initiatives are also key aspects of this event. Outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given award certificates at the culmination; the Best Delegate in each committee, however, receives a gavel. The theme of this year’s conference was “Ensuring the Rights and Preservation of Developing Countries.” As such, delegates debated critical issues spanning a wide variety of fields such as the Destruction of Cultural World Heritage Sites in Violent Conflict Zones (UNESCO), the Rights of Individuals with Disabilities in Developing States (UNHRC), Young Women’s Access to Education in Developing States (CSW), Child Labor in Southeast Asia (World Bank), Refugee Displacement from Climate Change and Natural Disasters (SOCHUM), and the Focus of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) in each of these committees. Advanced committee delegates participated in a debate titled Marvel Avengers: Civil War which required role playing Marvel characters and negotiating responses to world crises. Student delegates prepared position reports after researching their topic and country, created alliances with other “ambassadors,” wrote resolutions and voted on proposed solutions to specific issues. The next conference will be hosted by the World Affairs Council at Rutgers, Camden on December 13th, 2019.
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