The Hoboken High School Model United Nations Team competed in the 2021 St. Peter’s University Model United Nations Debate Competition bringing home several awards.
This year’s competition was held remotely over a two-day period due to COVID-19 which was also a focus of the competition with participants working with students from around the world to address global issues surrounding the pandemic.
This year, Hoboken High School earned the Best Overall School Delegation for its Outstanding Performance in Discourse and Diplomacy. Hoboken High School students also brought home a myriad of individual awards.
Juliet Hysen and Leah Haber won Best Delegate Honorable Mention in the Commission on the Status of Women regarding the Increase in Gender-Based Domestic Violence During the Covid-19 Pandemic, and Intersection of Racism and Misogyny: Perceived Skin Tone and Women’s Rights.
Feline Dirkx and Kai Hultstrom won Best Position Paper in the Environmental Assembly for their analysis of the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Environmental Regulation and Enforcement and addressing Trans-border Environmental Stresses in the Indo-Pak Region.
Sheila Lam won Best Delegate Honorable Mention while participating in the Food and Agriculture Organization committee regarding the Protection of Food Supply Chains During the Covid-19 Pandemic and Rising Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Frannie Michaels and Daniel Weintraub won Best Delegates for their work on addressing the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Human Rights in South Sudan and Systemic Racism and Police Brutality in the United States.
Andrews Castlen and Asher Strell won Best Delegates in the United Nations Security Council regarding the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Active Regional Conflicts and the legality of Israel’s Annexation of Palestinian Land in the West Bank.