LAHS students shine at Lobo Model United Nations

Members of the LAHS Hilltalkers Model UN team on the UNM campus. They participated in the Lobo Model United Nations and won the prize for the best large delegation and several individual awards. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Members of the Model United Nations Hilltalkers team from Los Alamos High School recently traveled to the University of New Mexico to participate in the Lobo Model United Nations.

Eighteen Hilltalkers participated in this Model UN conference in a variety of committees and simulations.

“The Hilltalkers have been attending the Model United Nations conference in Santa Fe since 2019, but this year has seen renewed interest in Model UN, and because of that interest, we are taking every opportunity for Model UN in New York. Mexico”, LAHS Margo Batha, coach of the Hilltalkers. “We are fortunate to have Ms. Tacarra Lake, a new teacher at Los Alamos High School, providing support and mentorship to our Model UN students.”

Los Alamos High School won the award for Best Large Delegation.

Other awards include:

  • Elizabeth Frost, DEFCON 5, Honorable Mention
  • Violet Henderson, The Dark Mark Rises, Outstanding Delegate
  • Olivia Koo, The Dark Mark Rises, Best Delegate
  • Max Posada, Concert of Europe (Germany 1), Outstanding Delegate
  • Dana Roelofs, Concert of Europe (Ottoman Empire 1), Best Delegate
  • Izze Thomas, Climbing in Eastern Europe (United Arab Emirates 1), Outstanding Delegate
  • Emma Frost, Hong Kong Rising (Carrie Lam), received the “Wolfie Award”, an award given to the person who best exemplifies the spirit of the United Nations model and global cooperation.

Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students play an ambassadorial role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, etc Model United Nations student teams can be found in high schools, colleges, and universities.

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