Sweeping competition at WUMUNS

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The MUN team gather together after receiving their awards. “We’re honestly like a family, but we don’t let that stop us from winning,” Junior Naila Charania said. (Photo/Cinzia Baracco)

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.

Award Winners: 

Best Delegates:

Tim Esposito
Sean Kim 
Harrison Krimsky 
David Marblestone

Outstanding Delegates:

Jackson Arnberg 
Naila Charania 
Logan Kapit 
Aamir Lacewala
Rajat Ramesh 
Juliette Reyes 

Honorable Mentions:

Cinzia Baracco 
Benny Taubman 

Verbal Commendations:

Justin Folks 
Barak Huang 
Rohail Mistry
Victoria Molina 

Outstanding Position Papers:

Sean Kim
David Lowsky 
Raunika Tandon 

As a junior at Heritage, Emily is trying to face high school as best as she can. At school, Emily can be found playing violin in the orchestra, attempting to recruit members into Dead Poets Society, and frantically sprinting from the 9000 to get to her class on the other side of campus. Outside of school, Emily enjoys writing poetry, repeatedly watching the same movies, and partially succeeding in her goal of reading five books a week.

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