ISC-Sharjah MUN Team Shines in Competition
Seventeen (17) students from the International School of Choueifat – Sharjah participated recently in the 8th Annual American University of Sharjah Model United Nations (AUSMUN) event. The ISC-Sharjah team, comprised of students from grades 10 to 12, joined more than 380 other high school and university students at the event and ended up taking home five coveted awards.
Model United Nations (MUN) is an international program that is designed to emulate the United Nations and aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations agenda. Students from participating schools role play as diplomats in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Participants research a country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and develop solutions to world problems. The experience is an opportunity for young students to increase their awareness about the United Nations and hone their presentation, public speaking, and research skills.
This is the first year that ISC-Sharjah has participated in the Model United Nations at AUS. As the school only received the invitation 3 weeks before the event, ISC student delegates had minimal time to prepare for the competition. Under the direction of the SABIS® Regional Head of History, students were guided in intensive preparations which included practice in research skills, public speaking, debate, and resolution drafting.
The team’s preparation efforts paid off with five of the 17 ISC-Sharjah students earning awards presented at the event’s gala dinner. The awards included two “Best Researcher” awards, one award for “Best Speaker,” and two awards for “Distinguished Performance.”
“The AUSMUN event gave our students the chance to showcase their talents among a field of experienced delegates, including university students,” said ISC-Sharjah Director, Mr. John Kassis. “The strength of our team’s performance is testament to the quality education our students are receiving through the SABIS® Educational System.”