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BOHS’ Model United Nations club competes at the UCLA MUN conference

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photo source: bruinmun.org BOHS MUN members will compete at the UCLA MUN conference.

photo source: bruinmun.org
BOHS MUN members will compete at the UCLA MUN conference.

Brea Olinda High School’s Model United Nations club will attend the 23rd Bruin Model United Nations conference at UCLA today and tomorrow, competing against other high school students from all around the world. BOHS will be sending delegates Charlotte Kim, Stacy Uhm, Jane Lee, and Ashley Kim to represent the country of Vietnam along with club advisors Eugene Lee and Amanda Hefner.

    Junior Jane Lee and sophomore Ashley Kim, both club co-presidents, will compete as one of the four Crisis committees, a level typically designed for seasoned delegates who apply their knowledge of history and critical thinking skills.

      “I’m excited to attend the conference, but I’m also nervous because I have no idea what to expect at such a big conference,” Lee said.

        Juniors Charlotte Kim and Stacy Uhm, the latter joining the team this year, will compete at the beginner level committee, which are smaller in size and designed for novice delegates.

          “I’m really excited to go to the conference this year. I think it’s a great opportunity, especially since it’s at UCLA, and I’m so grateful to get the chance to be a part of it,” Uhm said. The students have been preparing for the conference by working on their position paper and researching about Vietnam. They have also rehearsed their opening speech for the conference, a speech that they must present under one minute.

            This is the first time that the BOHS Model United Nations club has attended the UCLA conference, last competing in two small conferences in 2013. In 2013, the club won several awards in the past, such as Best Delegate, Outstanding Delegate, and Commendations. Last year, however, the club did not compete in a conference, mostly due to lack of interest.

              This year the club hopes to win awards again and relies on the team’s hard work and dedication to get them through the conference.

                “My goal is for all of us to win awards at the end of the year, and I’m confident that we will,” Lee said.
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Anabel King is a student reporter for Beautiful Brea Old and New. You can contact this writer at anabelking7@gmail.com

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