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Students Head Back to the World Stage through Model UN
Mrs. Alison Bugg, Nexus Operations Coordinator

In February of 2020, a mere four weeks before the world locked down, students from Cape Henry Collegiate participated in the Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exhibition in New York City. Thanks to a global pandemic, that program was one of the last that we would send out for over a year. Two years later, it seems fitting that one of the first programs to bring us back from our COVID-pause would also be a Model UN program.

Model United Nations at Chapel Hill (MUNCH) is a three-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus. At MUNCH, delegates gain insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics of international relations by assuming the roles of world leaders and international decision-makers. Through taking on the roles of United Nations representatives, members of other international bodies, and policymakers in national cabinets, students learn about the inner workings of global politics and problem-solving.

Building upon 20 years of experience, MUNCH strives to provide an enriching opportunity for personal and academic growth for each delegate. Through their increased emphasis on accessibility and unique committees, they are committed to providing a platform for rigorous debate and cooperation. MUNCH hopes to foster globally-minded individuals with a passion for improving the quality of life worldwide and to help delegates grow in confidence and skill level.

Thank you to our dedicated program leaders, Mrs. Lauri Desai and Mrs. Caddie Hardy (CHC's Model UN advisor), as well as our Nexus Global Studies staff members who were instrumental in pulling this program together for our CHC Dolphins!

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