Chardon Local Schools
Topper Traits in Action at Model U.N.
Written by Rebecca Fullerman, CHS '24 and Content Development Specialist
November 20, 2023 — Thirty-three Chardon High School students journeyed to Case Western Reserve University Nov. 6-7 for the Model United Nations autumn conference. Run by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, MUN is an educational simulation of the United Nations wherein students serve in the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real-world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country.
Through MUN, Chardon students become more engaged in and knowledgeable of international political issues while further developing their Portrait of a Hilltopper traits.
Our student delegates participated in various committees at the autumn conference, including the General Assembly, UN Office of Outer Space Affairs, and UN Economic and Social Committee. Applying communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills through advanced writing and negotiation, students expanded upon their personal development and career readiness.
Chardon’s MUN chapter is led by CHS Spanish teacher Kristen Niedzwiecki. Seniors Faith Fox, Madison Primc and Skylar Duval-Lewis serve as the club’s officers.
Mrs. Niedzwiecki (above photo) stated, “The autumn conference was a resounding success for the Chardon High School delegates as they showcased their exceptional talents and dedication to global diplomacy. Their outstanding performance and commitment to addressing complex global issues were evident throughout the conference, earning praise from fellow participants and conference organizers alike.”
PARTICIPATING DELEGATES:SENIORS Skylar Duval-Lewis, Julia Ellington, Faith Fox, Lia Gutierrez, Jennifer Kogovsek, Allison Milks, Madison Primc, Teagan Sprague and Hollie Straka; JUNIORS Carrie Evans, Lucas Gajda, Brooke Galinac, Dominic Iskra, Lainey Mardula, Lillian Meyer, Connor Mosher and Hannah Smith; SOPHOMORES Maddie Green, Joel Houser, Rose McDonald, Violet Schmidt, Julia Siebert, Claire Stevenson, Abbi Wise and Gianna Zarcone; and FRESHMEN Alexandria Adams, Abrielle Allen, Payton Baar, Cassidy Grau, Rory Duval-Lewis, Bryce Gajda, John Gutka and Grace Lesiak
NOTE OF APPRECIATION:
Thank you to Chardon Transportation bus drivers Joan Sinclair and Lauren Zingale for providing transportation for the two-day event.
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