Harvey's Model UN Team in D.C.
Harvey's Model UN team traveled down to Washington, D.C. for the 56th North American Invitational Model United Nations conference run by the international relations association of Georgetown University Feb. 14-17.
Led by senior captains Mya Turner, Sanath Kumar, and Andrew Baron, 22 Harvey Upper School students represented the positions of South Africa or Austria in simulated sessions of UN committees, debating ways to address such issues as cyber attacks on energy infrastructure, the refugee crisis, or the threats posed by space debris. Some students participated in historical mock crises. Harvey junior Abbi Crossman's committee was set in Ancient Rome while juniors Daniel Galgano and Jackson Milch found themselves representing MPs of opposing parties in the British House of Commons.
Model UN members use their skills in problem-solving and public speaking while learning networking and diplomacy as they strive to turn their ideas into UN resolutions. Model UN is also a competitive event where teams strive for the title of "Best Delegate." South Africa -- represented by sophomores Alex Pradines and Zachary Treseler -- earned an "honorable mention" for their leadership and contributions to the World Health Organization committee.
The students also enjoyed a special treat while visiting the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument; they stepped onto the set of the Hulu series, "The Handmaid's Tale," and were able to watch the cast and crew at work shooting an episode.
Many thanks to their chaperones, Ms. Cahill, Mr. Griffin, and Mr. Seymour for their time and boundless energy escorting our Model UN team.