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Williston’s Model UN Club Back in Action


On March 26, Williston Northampton School’s Model United Nations club, which has not been able to compete with other schools since the pandemic began, held an in-house conference for its own members. Co-presidents Adam Shatz ’23 and Ben Carlan ’23 organized the event to teach delegates how to compete in person, as more events are being scheduled throughout New England next year. Thirteen club members participated in the event, which was held in the Dodge Room.

“The last time we were able to compete in person was the winter of my freshman year, and I am a junior now,” Shatz said. “Historically, Williston has competed at conferences hosted at Exeter, MIT, Dartmouth, and Choate; next year we hope to continue this tradition!”

At this conference, Joaquin (Quin) James ’25 was awarded best delegate, Jonah Berry Brown ’24  was awarded outstanding delegate, Austin Conroy ’23 was awarded honorable mention, Zachary Pincus ’24 was awarded verbal mention, and Hana Naughton ’23 was awarded the committee writing award.

“Although the setting was untraditional,” Shatz said, “it was refreshing to be back in committee and competing again. This experience really brought back my love for Model UN!”

Participants were Jackson Estes ’24, Bryce Akroyd ’25, Julian Bartels-Thiel ’24, James Ma ’24, Zachary Pincus ’24, Jonah Berry Brown ’24, Lucy Latham ’23, Maxwell Graff ’23, Joaquin (Quin) James ’25, and Hana Naughton ’23.