Making their second appearance at the Washington University Model United Nations Symposium, or WUMUNS, the Heritage MUN team received the award of Best Large Delegation for the second consecutive year. Thirty students trekked to Missouri to attend the competition, which took place at Washington University in Saint Louis Oct. 11-13. Unlike other MUN conferences, this competition is based around crisis committees, and students take on the role of coming up with solutions to solve these crises of importance.
The competition had 10 total committees ranging from Second Punic War to National Hockey League Operations. Senior Timothy Esposito competed in a NASA committee and ended up winning best delegate. “I was in a NASA committee where our goal was to put a man on the moon for the U.S. This was my first traveling conference so it was really fun to just be with the MUN team away from home,” Esposito said.
After MUN’s win of best large delegation, Senior Logan Kapit feels as if Heritage will continue to succeed. “I think we did an amazing job at the conference not only winning many top individual awards, but also bringing home the best delegation award. We really started the year off right with this win, and we are continuing to show why we are one of the top 25 Model UN teams in the nation.”
The students who attended WUMUNS not only immersed themselves into the competition but also had time to enjoy other activities, including touch football, touring Washington University’s campus and hanging out with friends.
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