Culinary Arts Academy Students Attend Model UN Conference at University of Hartford

Spotlight on Excellence   December 2014

 
 

Culinary Arts Academy Students Attend Model UN Conference at University of Hartford

 
 
From left to right, Kemorene Jump, Crystal Ferreira, Tyrus Garay, and Tonya Gray.
 
On December 5th and 6th Culinary Arts Academy Model UN team attended the University of Hartford Regional Model United Nations in Hartford. The students had an enriching experience and gained a greater awareness not only of how the UN works, but of themselves as part of a global community.
 
The conference was attended by over 800 students from the entire state of CT representing more than 45 schools. The Model UN Club from The Culinary Arts Academy was the newest  Model UN delegation present at the conference but the students represented themselves with poise, pride and displayed an exceptional decorum in addition to self-confidence,  quite unusual for first time attendees. The Culinary Arts Academy had 5 delegates who were present on the premises both days representing the country of Guyana in the Economic Committee.  Although it was their first time attending this type of event, the students actively interacted in the discussion of resolutions and the debates around the issue of Global Cap & Trade. They worked one-on-one in their committees with students from many schools around the state but focused in particular in the collaboration with South Windsor High School who represented Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This collaboration afforded them to create an economic alliance in order to have a more significant impact in the debates. Additionally, the students got a firsthand perspective on how people from vitally important countries such as USA, Russia and Japan see the smaller nations in the scheme of world events. 
 
Our students addressed the following issue in their committee: Cap and Trade as the most environmentally and economically functional approach to controlling greenhouse gas emissions that drive global warming. Special kudos to the following students whose participation was outstanding in spite of the fact that this was their first time attending such a prestigious conference: Crystal Ferreira, Tonya Gray, Tyrus Garay, Kemorene Jump and Justine Palmer (two of the students in this delegation are from Guyana!!).
 
Matt Conway from RiseUp joined the Culinary Arts delegation both days, as well as one parent. They participated as outside observers.  As result of their participation the RiseUp club was positively impacted and the organization received multiple inquiries from several parents of students from The Culinary Arts Academy about the possibility of how their children could join the Model UN Club in the future in order to be involved in this worthwhile highly academic learning program!
 
Submitted by,
Timothy R. Goodwin
Principal
Culinary Arts Academy at Weaver High School
 
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