Model UN ready to compete

Amelia Knopp, Senior Writer

The Manhattan High Model United Nations team is ready to face the world’s most critical issues in today’s competition. The 20 participating students embarked on their trip to Topeka this morning and will deliberate for about five hours today. 

According to the MHS Model UN President, junior Anvesha Sharda, important preparation preceded the conference. 

“The delegates have prepared their affirmation and negation speeches for the selected resolutions and hopefully are polishing up their parliamentary procedures,” Sharda said. “Officers make sure that the rules are being maintained and respected and that the session is actually like how the UN would [function].” 

This will be the first time since February 2020 that the students will participate in-person. 

“It’s been a long time since we’ve had the opportunity to actually be like the UN and see each other in person and interact that way,” Sharda said. “So I’m most excited about that.”