HPS Students Participate in Model UN Program
On United Nations Day, October 24, students from University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) took a field trip to the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City. The trip was part of the school’s Model UN Program, launched with the support of a grant from the World Affairs Council of CT.
At the UN, the 24 UHSSE students attended a briefing on equity in global industry and participated in a question-and-answer session with a UN official. They also met with representatives of the German UN delegation.
UHSSE Junior, Khalil Lovejoy, enjoyed the trip and the program. “The experience of visiting the UN is amazing — like going to a foreign country,” she said. “It’s eye-opening how so many countries come together to try to run the world. Anyone who has the opportunity to visit the UN definitely should.”
Next month, the student team will take part in a Model UN conference at the University of Hartford, representing Germany. Thanks to teachers Ms. Fitz and Ms. Pedrick for making the program and trip happen.
The Model UN program is an example of the type of Teaching & Learning that prepares our students for college and life by exposing them to potential career interests and adults working in exciting fields.