Model UN comes to SPASH


The Mirror reporter

Model UN is an organization students at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) will be able to participate in as “delegates” from selected teams acting as different countries in a simulated United Nations meeting. In these meetings, many of the problems existing in the world are announced, and each delegate from their group must propose solutions and debate their solutions with other groups. Students who wish to take positions of leadership or improve their communication and writing skills are encouraged to join.

Despite being a worldwide club, SPASH never had their own Model UN group. The club at SPASH was thought of by senior Quinn Rowe who was inspired to do so after participating in the Model UN group in Madison.

“It is a model government group to simulate the United Nations. It helps give people an understanding about the function of the UN,” Rowe said.

“I am in Youth and Government and it works very similar in regards to conference meetings, parliamentary procedure and debating world problems and solutions. I am really looking forward to it,” senior Tom Felt said.

Senior Sydney Clark said, “I’m really excited for Model UN to come to SPASH. It is an international organization and club many countries have. I feel by introducing it to SPASH, we will attract new members and help the organization grow.”

The adviser for Model UN is Elizabeth Anderson. The first meeting for students interested in joining will be on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in room 2356, on the second floor in the Social Studies section of the hallways.