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SAS Model UN Holds Fourth Annual SASMUN Conference
Liz Torrey

This past Sunday morning, St. Andrew's Model UN students welcomed five schools to the fourth annual SASMUN Conference. This year’s conference was held virtually, for the second time. With over eighty delegates competing, St. Andrew's tied Newark Charter for best overall performance—and both schools were awarded the Best Delegation Award. 
 
The following St. Andrew’s students earned awards for their work during the virtual conference across three different committees:
 
Best Delegate (First Place):

  • Peter Bird ’25

Outstanding Delegate (Second Place):

  • Grace Anne Doyle ’25 & Brandon Blake ’25

Honorable Mentions (Third Place):

  • Amanda Meng ’25 & Madeleine Lasell ’25
  • Riya Soni ’24 & Kim Murrell Jr. ’24
  • Angela Osaigbovo ’24
  • Sarah-Rose Odutola ’23

At this year’s SASMUN Conference, committees debated self-governing vs. non-self governing territories for indigenous people; the ongoing mitigation of land mines globally; combatting the mistreatment of ethnic minorities across state lines; and preservation of freedom of speech. A crisis committee of FDR’s cabinet also discussed the events of Pearl Harbor and planned for disaster relief and global response.

“We are so proud of their efforts and cannot wait to see our delegates thrive during their MUN years on campus,” said SAS Model UN Executive Director Sonal Bhatia ’22. “With such an amazing performance in our very first conference of the year, Ben, Lois, and I [the three senior heads of Model UN] already know that the club will be in great hands in the future. Here’s to a great season this winter!”

“This is the first time that SAS has brought in a Best Delegation Award!” added SAS Model UN Secretary General Lois Lee ’22. “Our delegates debated for over seven hours, and spent their Friday and Saturday nights working on position papers and research for this conference, despite having a hundred other commitments, sports, and tests.”