CHHS students participate at Model UN Conference


Isabelle Browning, Reporter

Last month, Chelsea High School sent delegates to the University of Alabama Model United Nations Conference to participate for the first time. The conference was held February 19-21 in Tuscaloosa.

Southeastern high schools gathered on the UA campus to share their opinions on world issues, such as global terrorism and ISIS to healthcare access for Syrian refugees. The members of Model UN prepared by researching and studying the countries they were assigned. The students wrote papers and gave speeches to demonstrate knowledge and their stances on the political issues.

Chelsea High School represented India, New Zealand, and North Korea and crisis committees as well. Montevallo High school represented the countries of China and Greece. Chelsea’s team was sponsored by history teacher Jessica Newman.

The Chelsea students who participated in the weekend conference were Madison O’Connell, Brianna Braden, Patricia Noel, C.J. Gann, Hannah Dawson, Neely Griggs, Cice Olson, Josh Blackwood, Kara Shaddix, and Ingrid Patrick.

Model UN is a club that many do not know about. Although it is not well-known, this club is very helpful for students. Some of the skills students learn from Model UN include collaboration, policy creation, and public speaking. Model UN members also are taught about political issues on a worldwide level.

Keep a lookout for these Model United Nations members. Some may soon become future leaders of the world and make a permanent difference.