Fergus students to compete at Model United Nations

By: 
LUKE BRANDON

The Fergus High World Affairs Seminar class is gearing up to compete against schools from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming at this year’s Model United Nations Conference. The conference will take place at the University of Montana Nov. 20 and 21.

Students from Fergus High will play the part of delegates to the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. They will produce position papers to be presented at the conference, introduce resolutions and debate key points of global concern. Students will be competing for recognition as well as scholarship money.

The Model UN program teaches soft skills necessary to make our students more competitive in an increasingly global economy. Some of these skills include public speaking, parliamentary procedure and cooperation in addition to academic writing and forming coalitions to promote peace and prosperity. This year our students will represent the United States as well as Austria, Nicaragua and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 

Luke Brandon is the Social Studies teacher at Fergus High School.

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