Model United Nations
Model United Nations is sponsored by the Social Studies Department. There are two activities involved: A Governor's Youth Day in Des Moines held in October, and a major simulation activity held in April at UNI involving about 800 students statewide. We study "real world" issues confronting the United Nations and are assigned to represent various countries and to defend their positions in the discussions. This activity is open to all students. Usually 20 to 30 students are involved with experienced students returning the following year to assume leadership positions. Approximately 10 to 15 after school meetings per year are required, plus one Saturday. Contact Mr. Kangas in the ALPHA room if interested.