In the wake of the Second World War, the countries of the world set up the United Nations in order to prevent such a devastating conflict from ever occurring again. Since then, many schools across the United States have started programs to emulate the UN in order to teach young people about the value of diplomacy in the modern world.
Leesville is one of those schools, and on August 31, the Leesville Model UN held an interest meeting. At the meeting, the officers of the club told prospective students about the benefits of the club, and all the things that were expected of members.
“Model UN really allows members to develop their negotiation skills,” said Noah Dasanaike, Model UN president. Dasanaike also mentioned that members “really gain a deep understanding on issues affecting/that have affected the world” from the past, present, and future.
In order to become a part of the Leesville Model UN team, you need to:
- Be able to attend at least two Model UN conferences during the school year. (Including one training conference in mid-November).
- Write an essay about the UN’s involvement in the creation of the State of Israel and fill out an application and submit it to the club’s website by September 7.
- Attend almost all Model UN meetings, which occur every other Tuesday.
- Attend a “mini-discussion” in Room 128 at 12:20 PM on Thursday, September 7.
To prospective members, “be yourself and have fun,” said Dasanaike when completing the application and participating in the club’s discussions.