Model UN Success


All images from Katherine Gemmingen, Editor

Last week, McKendree University had yet another success.

McKendree represented Poland at the 59th Midwest Model United Nations conference in St. Louis February 20-23. Senior Andrew Wagner won an Outstanding Delegate Award.

Other students attending the conference were Haylee Christ, Aron Durant, Justin Fausz, Taylor Ganz, Katherine Gemmingen, Cameron Nollman, Caden Owens, Rebecca Postula, Hannah Voudrie, and Corben Zanger.

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Many students may not know what Model UN is since the group is relatively small. Students go to conferences as delegates of a designated country in the United Nations and attempt to represent the country’s stances on specific issues. In addition to the St. Louis conference, McKendree’s Model UN team travels to Chicago every November for a large conference. Members also help with two high school level conferences hosted by McKendree.

McKendree will host the spring high school conference April 9-11, and students are welcome to help facilitate the event by volunteering. Students can contact Dr. Frederking, the faculty advisor, and Andrew Wagner if they want to be involved.