Trinity Hall’s Model UN Team Recognized as an Outstanding Delegation for 2024 Conference

Trinity Hall’s Model United Nations team attended the YMCA Model UN Conference at Hershey Lodge. With 1,300 delegates from all over New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, Trinity Hall’s delegation spent the three-day conference discussing global issues and working with their peers to come up with possible solutions. According to faculty advisor Christine Facer, “The grand Hershey Lodge became a miniature United Nations, hosting delegates from various schools and regions, representing different countries.” 
The purpose of the conference was to deepen student understanding of international affairs, help to build critical thinking and cultural awareness through diverse interactions, and provide students with ways to experience diplomacy and problem-solving through debates, resolution and compromise. Facer, along with advisors Gina Jadelis and Rob Nasatir, led a group of 24 students, all of whom were provided with opportunities to develop key skills, explore career paths, network with other teams, and build confidence through debate. 
Multiple team members were awarded for their work throughout the conference. Delaney Corrigan ‘26 earned the distinction of superior country for recognizing France. Corrigan stated, “It was a great experience learning and collaborating with different people, all of whom seemed to share the same passion for change and engagement that was also felt by our delegation from Trinity Hall. If this conference was any indication, the future is very bright!”
Additionally, Taleen McOomber ‘26 was one of 23 students from over 1,300 delegates in attendance selected to attend the Conference of National Affairs (CONA) this summer in North Carolina. Grace Lamb ‘24 was selected as an alternate delegate for CONA. After an especially impressive debate, Lamb emphasized, “Everyone should give Model UN a chance, it is a great way to not only further your knowledge in political science and international relations but also a great way to meet new people and have fun.” 
On the final day of the conference, Trinity Hall’s delegation was recognized for their excellence as they accepted an award for outstanding delegation. Jadelis said, “Model UN was severely impacted by the pandemic, and it is incredibly exciting to see our club more than double in size over the course of a year. I am very proud of all the girls who worked hard on their research to learn their country's position. I was able to pop in and see each girl speak and they did so with confidence and maturity. It was exciting to see them collaborate with delegates from other schools and to see their excitement after a long day.”

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