Congratulations to the seventeen members of Roeper Model United Nations who participated in the 41st Great Lakes Invitational Model United Nations (GLIMUN) conference in Kalamazoo earlier in the month. Junior Isabel Ivanescu received a Best Delegate Award for her work representing China in the Disarmament and International Security Committee. Senior Michael Deneroff and junior David Baron-Vega were both awarded Honorable Mention for their representation of China in the Security Council and Legal Committee, respectively.
Senior Aaron Baker representing Turkey was one of five of the 300 conference delegates selected to give a keynote speech. Baker was also one of three Roeper delegates chosen as Major Speakers to address the General Assembly, as were China delegates Isabel Ivanescu and David Baron-Vega.
Other Roeper delegates participating were Alexander Raveane and Adwoa Tandoh (China); Ben Goldberg, Brielle Ashford, Jordyn Wexler, Justin Hamburger, Kyler Cousins, and Carter Wade (Ethiopia); and Kiara Atkins, Joe Allen, Michelle Ratchford, Meagan Schlaf, and Janea’ Wilson (Turkey).
All delegates did extensive work in research, writing, and caucusing, and represented their nations with distinction. Roeper’s GLIMUN advisor was Matt Vallus, assisted by Mike Ruddy. Roeper’s next Model UN conference will be the National HS Model UN in New York City and at the United Nations in March 2015.