Model United Nations
Model U.N. is for students interested in current events or international affairs, meeting students from other schools who are outgoing and inquisitive, students who are good public speakers or who are not afraid to get better.
Model United Nations started back in the 1950’s as a way to get high school students interested and educated about what the real United Nations does. Each student takes on a country assignment and researches issues important to that country.
Everyone who participates in Model United Nations will be expected to:
- Represent the viewpoint of a particular country (i.e. role play, get in character)
- Participate in discussions pertaining to real issues (i.e. GET INVOLVED)
- Experience how international decisions are made.
Our Model United Nations program at THS is in its twentieth year, and we annually attend three conventions. These are:
- Ohio Northern University – November 8th (Free to all students)
- University of Dayton – November 14th, ($25 per student, which covers conference fees and transportation)
- Lake Erie Model United Nations, Youngstown, OH, Spring Break in March, 3 days ($150-200 per student, includes hotels, food, fees, etc.)
We have an award winning program, having won awards at all three conferences we attended in the past. Practices and meetings are held once or twice before each competition, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday after school. Freshmen through Seniors are invited to participate. Not only does Model United Nations look good on a high school transcript when applying for college, there are some universities that have scholarships and their own college teams that compete nationally every year.