Model UN wins big at first conference

Camila Vicens, Staff Writer

Thirteen Kinkaid students participated in the 6th annual Sharpstown Invitational School Model United Nations conference, with five receiving awards. 

Junior Meghan Anand and sophomore Ali Yousuf received the highest commendation, each earning the Best Delegate Award within their committees. 

Meghan represented Mitch McConnell within the U.S. Senate committee on immigration, while Ali stood for Saudi Arabia in the Security Council, where participants addressed the India-Pakistan crisis. Three other students received honorable mentions. 

The conference included seven other high schools in the Houston area. Participants from each school debated topics ranging from issues plaguing the U.S. Senate to the current Hong Kong crisis. 

Ms. Angela Wainright and Ms. Tamasine Ellis, who are Model UN faculty sponsors, said they were “proud of all [the] participants and their hard work.” 

The Model United Nations team will compete at Stanford University next on Nov. 9, followed by trips to Harvard and Johns Hopkins in the winter.