FHS Model United Nations Team Competes In New York City

Franklin High School students Sneh Patel and Nishta Venkatesh as they deliver a speech in the General Assembly in the Model United Nations Building in NY. Photo: Brianna Rao.

By Brianna Rao, Franklin High School Correspondent.

NEW YORK – Franklin High School competed earlier this month in National High School Model United Nations, which serves as nationals in the Model United Nations conference on the east coast. Fortunately, the nor’easter did not stop Franklin High School’s Model UN team from attending New York. FHS students debated a wide span of events ranging from the dangers of climate change to fertility rates in developing countries.

The fast-moving debate resulted in Franklin’s delegates pushing themselves to get involved and take charge in the heated debate, after the loss of time due to the inclement weather that postponed their involvment in their committees.

First-time attendee Hemani Marfatia explained this conference as, “three days where [she] got to learn about [herself], make new friends and turn friends into family.” The FHSMUN family tries their best to make each conference unforgettable. Head of the Model United Nation club, Abolee Raut, “wants to see FHSMUN grow larger in terms of size and continue down the path of excellence.”

Model United Nations has benefited and motivated many individuals to take part in their community. Delegates feel that the knowledge obtained during the conference is an eye-opener to the world around them. After debating the rights of women, or rather lack of, some delegates feel the need to take actions in hopes to make a difference after witnessing how they take their rights for granted. In fact, Esha Dhake joined Franklin Township Youth Council, a community youth program, to give back to to her community based on her experiences in past Model United Nation conferences.

For many attendees of NHSMUN, this is their last time attending for they are moving onto greater things. Abolee Raut describes her experience as, “the chance to grow… although we were unable to attend some of the conference.” She plans to join the Model United Nations club, compete on the college circuit and serve as a chair regardless of which college she attends.

Karinna Rao, three time attendee of NHSMUN said “Model United Nations has inspired me in remarkable ways. Pursuing traveling and study internationally are only two of the amazing thoughts that Model United Nations has set upon me. My experiences in Model United Nations has encouraged me to study international relations and business.”

It is clear that these seniors will miss the United Nations environment and they will be missed by the FHS team under the advisory of Louis Guglielmo.

Franklin High School’s Model United Nations is excelling. These students are choosing to walk the warrior way. We want to wish our students the best of luck at their upcoming conference, the Rutgers Model United Nations.


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