Kealakehe High School - Advanced Global Citizenship - Model United Nations

Model United Nations

- Model United Nations is an organization that works to promote international relations studies through debating and negotiating. Students are assigned a country to represent, and become a diplomat defending country's position in different committees. KHS Model UN was created in the year 2010 when Justin Brown and Matthew Buongiorno, experienced college Model UN delegates, decided that international relations would change students' perspective of world.

The team first participated in the 2011 National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) Conference in New York City in March 2011. In NHSMUN, 3000 students from 150 schools of over twenty different countries participated, and the opportunity kindled interests in international studies to KHS students. NHSMUN experience showed success in Model APEC held in West Hawaii Civic Center, November 28, 2011, when Kealakehe team led students from other districts to learn what it is like to negotiate as a diplomat.

The team attended the Regional High School Model United Nations Conference in San Francisco December 1–3, 2011, where they won the Outstanding Conference Preparation and Research award. The team will be attending their second National High School Model United Nations Conference in New York City, March 7–10, 2012. They hope to go to future conferences in the United States, and aspire to attend a conference in China in the following years. The team filled a void in Kealakehe High School's curriculum; a need for international relations studies. The success of Kealakehe High School's Model United Nations team jump-started other Advanced Global Citizenship programs, as well as an AP class, and has sparked interest in international relations, policy, and study.

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