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Model UN brings home the Winthrop Cup

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April 29, 2017 Summerville High School’s Model UN team left to compete for the Winthrop Cup. With three months of preparation, the team’s hard work resulted in a first place victory.

Many students are pleased with their performance.

“I’m very proud of the team this year, I think we did a lot better this year,” said Dalton Grace Wiggins, junior.

Model UN is a competition in which each team is given a group of countries to which delegates are assigned. These delegates are placed on one of three committees – either Legal, Political Security, or Social Humanitarian – that come with about 12 resolutions each pertaining to the specific issues of each committee. Each delegate is responsible for analyzing and forming position statements on the resolutions they are given for the committee they have been placed on.

Delegates compete through the application of intense research on the resolutions for the committees. This is done through debates in which high school delegates must speak on the views of their countries on the different world issues.

Summerville High School was given four countries: Egypt, Norway, Germany, and Myanmar.

Egypt, having two special committees along with the main three, had five delegates. The remaining three countries each had three delegates, one for each committee. These delegates, along with the two observers who joined the committees of two countries not with the SHS team, made up the team of 16.

Because they had to debate as if they were the country they represented, team members were required to leave all personal opinions out of the equation.

“I studied a lot about my country Myanmar, it’s in Southeast Asia. I discovered some things about our stances on China, which is rather complex” said Mikey Kenerley, the Political Security delegate for Myanmar.

Through constant participation in discussion, extensive knowledge and application of the rules, and use of the knowledge each delegate had, the team was able to take the lead in each committee which ultimately resulted in their victory.

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