By: Ms. Dougherty - Model UN Sponsor
In March, Model UN elective students, Maegan Pickral, Joey Hitchcock, Amaya Christian, Abigayle Strawsnyder, Kyle Kees, Tori Lortz, Viola Langlie, and Theodore Magnusdal participated in GSMUN XXIV, Maggie Walker’s Model UN virtual competition. Our Lynx were split into 2 different committees: The National Assembly of Chad and the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development.
Our delegates tackled poverty, womens’ equality, blockchain technology, and using STEM to combat food insecurity. While these topics have proven to baffle leaders around the world, our delegates rose to the challenge. Model UN is all about curiosity and connection, 2 skills which a Lynnhaven student has practiced daily. During the committees, our delegates practiced communicating their positions and were able to devise solutions to create a more productive and cohesive global community.