Over 250 students from throughout the state gathered on Saturday, December 4th for the twelfth annual Madison Area Model United Nations Conference (MADMUN), hosted this year at McFarland HighSchool.
The annual event, established by Middleton High School in 2010, included students from Middleton, McFarland, Monona Grove, Madison West, Baraboo, Oregon, Verona, Lake Mills, Sheboygan, Monroe, and Marquette University High School. Middleton students Charlotte Neumann, Monroe Durand, Livia Machado, Shradha Godishala, and Mason Bauer helped to plan and run this year’s MADMUN conference.
Student participants represented several different countries and positions in the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee, the 1952 World Health Organization, the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Human Rights Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Committee for Robotic Resistance, the Organization of American States, and the 1979 Joint Crisis Committee between the United States and Iran.
Conference delegates discussed a variety of contemporary and historical issues such as racial and gender inequality, the global education gap, world hunger, human trafficking, and many more. Students also enjoyed hearing keynote speaker Shamshad (Xavier) Dergai discuss his experiences working for the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
Middleton students Jack Asmus, Collin Monahan, Patrick Monahan, Leah Saleh, Jay Gavin, and Hannah Boisen were each recognized for exceptional individual performance in their respective committees.
Middleton Model UN will travel to Illinois for the Chicago International Model United Nations
Conference (CIMUN) from February 3 rd - 6 th. Sign-up is currently open on MyPaymentsPlus and will close on December 15 th. Model UN meets every Monday from 4:00-5:00 pm in the MHS library and new members are welcome to join at any point during the year. If you are interested in more information, please contact club advisor Megan Sipiorski at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leigh Azkoul at email@example.com.