Our students traveled to Boston to participate in the Harvard MUN conference, one of the largest in the world with nearly 4,000 students representing over 60 countries. In the space of three days, our delegates passed resolutions and directives to combat piracy, address the threat of unexploded ordnances, ensure greater access to COVID-19 vaccines, and discuss ways to transition to cleaner energy alternatives. Our students delivered speeches in committee rooms to 200 delegates from around the world and forged friendships that spanned the globe. One of our students put it so well, “It’s amazing to be in a room and hear so many different perspectives expressed in so many different languages yet understand how much we all have in common.” This is truly what it means to prepare our students for success in college and fulfillment in life. A shout-out to our very own Calista Wilkinson ‘25 for being recognized as an “Honorable Delegate” for her work in the World Health Organization.
During the weekend, our students also toured Harvard University with a couple of SMH alumni, Shilpa Gunuganti ’20 and Kathleen Benson ’22, who are both current students at Harvard. They graciously answered questions and shared their experiences. We also found time to visit the world-class Museum of Fine Arts.
This spring, our MUN club is hosting our very own conference at SMH, and we are excited to welcome former House of Representative Will Hurd to deliver our keynote address.