On Friday, February 4, the Ursuline Model United Nations Team participated in the Boston Invitational Model United Nations Conference (BosMUN), and had a very successful outing. BosMUN, a keynote conference for Ursuline Model UN, was held over the course of three days at the Marriott Copley Place in Downtown Boston. High schoolers from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada all participated in the conference led by Boston University students. Despite a winter storm that brought ice, sleet, and snow, participants braved the elements and arrived at BosMUN prepared and excited.
Delegates debated and collaborated to solve a variety of issues, ranging from crises in the United States Senate to world hunger. The following Ursuline students participated in the conference: Emma Dooley ‘23, Morgan Bullen ‘23, Sana Dhillon ‘23, Daphne Patridge ‘22, Nora Callanan ‘23, Whitney Caulfied ‘23, Sofia Antelo ‘22, and Mia Nicholson ‘23. They were able to be sponsors and effective communicators in their committees. Daphne Partridge ‘22 earned the distinction of best delegate in her UNHCR committee, which discussed vaccine inequity and the refugee crisis. According to Daphne, “BosMUN was a wonderful experience that really allowed me to further my love of international relations and foreign policy. I am really grateful that I get to leave my high school Model UN career on a high note.” Model UN’s beloved faculty moderator Ms. Sarah Sedman said that “students really persevere through complex and unique challenges that otherwise would not have been offered within the classroom,” and that she has “renewed hope for our future with this next generation of competent, confident, young people.” Ursuline students commented that it was a fantastic learning experience as well as an opportunity to have fun.