CBA Hosts Eighth Annual Middle School Model UN Virtually
April 19, 2021
While they couldn’t fill Henderson Theater this year, CBA’s Model UN club was determined to put on their signature event in some fashion.
On April 16, the club hosted their eighth annual Middle School Model UN virtually for about 80 students from eight different schools.
“We normally put this on in November, and it took a little longer, but we got the work done,” said Model UN moderator Dr. John Gustasven. “Our students put in a tremendous amount of effort and I’m super appreciative of these guys.”
A contingent of 25 Academy men hosted various engaging committee meetings via Zoom. Committee topics included the Berlin Wall, Women’s Rights, Future on Mars, and Issues in College Sports, among others. In order to combat the fatigue of sitting on the computer, they broke up the day into two hour and a half sessions for the participants.
“We had great discussions with the middle schoolers about the social and economic impacts of the Berlin Wall, both before and after the wall was constructed,” Peter Jaworski ’21 said.
In normal years, the event runs from 2 to 8 p.m. at CBA and opens with a keynote speaker in Henderson Theater. The CBA students then lead sessions in different classrooms for the kids, before providing dinner and holding a closing ceremony.
The CBA team sent a prerecorded opening ceremony to the middle school participants, which you can watch below.