Lake Travis Model United Nations takes highest honor at MUNSA

Lake Travis Model UN Best Large Delegation award includes students, pictured left to right, Emily Hebel; Tasnim Islam; Hussam Djadi; Sara Flinn; Anna Sasaki; Audrey Larcher; Spencer Buckner; Ryan Tibari; Raychel Johnson; and Nova Sarver; not pictured, Kenny Mallor.

Lake Travis Model UN Best Large Delegation award includes students, pictured left to right, Emily Hebel; Tasnim Islam; Hussam Djadi; Sara Flinn; Anna Sasaki; Audrey Larcher; Spencer Buckner; Ryan Tibari; Raychel Johnson; and Nova Sarver; not pictured, Kenny Mallor.

Lake Travis Model United Nations earned 11 awardsincluding Best Large Delegationat the Model United Nations San Antonio (MUNSA) held January 6-8, the largest student-run conference in North America.

Students represented various countries around the globe, debating worldwide issues pertinent to current events. Due to its scope, the conference allowed students to work side-by-side with their peers differing in background, knowledge, and country, granting a unique experience for all delegates in attendance. There were more than 1,200 students in attendance representing 40 schools.

“Throughout its three years of existence, Lake Travis Model UN has traveled across the nation and enabled students to meet with competitors from around the globe,” Lake Travis Model UN sponsor Dana Browning said.  “Acting as a platform of advocacy, real-world application of speaking skills, and an impetus for greater education, Model United Nations groups have been growing across the country as today’s youth are becoming more involved in the world around them.”

According to Ms. Browning, Lake Travis Model UN is excited about its participation in the final conference of the current school year, the North American Invitational Model United Nationsor NAIMUN, hosted at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.