SHS students model United Nations

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Model United Nations, or Model UN, students attended the Southeast Missouri State University Model UN Conference Nov. 10. Twelve students from Sikeston participated in an active debate in an attempt to solve real-world issues. The topics for this conference were "The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age" and "The Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction." Students made alliances and treaties with other students from local high schools in an attempt to pass legislation on the topics. In the end, Sikeston students Cooper Grant and Fadel Alkilani were named the top delegates in the General Assembly. Ella Crader was awarded second place in the essay contest on the topic, "How should the international community deal with the growth of ISIL and its terror networks." Brylie Noe, Kathryn Price and Savannah Smith won the award for most creative interpretation of their countries flag. "Overall, it was a very strong showing for Sikeston High School at the Model UN Conference and the students proudly represented the Sikeston R-6 School District," said SHS social studies teacher Eric Balsman who is the Model UN sponsor.