TCMUN provides an unmatched MUN learning experience for beginner delegates in an intimate small conference setting. However, with Model UN rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S. and abroad, many large-scale conferences (between 1,000 to 3,500 each) take place annually with student delegations from around the world. These conferences are often hosted by universities with robust international studies programs. IC21 organizes a trip every year to take Jackson Hole students from three local high schools to a challenging, engaging large-scale conference to interact with motivated students from a wide range of backgrounds. Despite our small delegation size and the significant travel involved, our students have excelled and received numerous prestigious awards over the years. Here are some highlights from our recent trips:
Celebrating Success at UTMUN in Toronto
In February, 2020, IC21 led 21 students to the University of Toronto Model UN (UTMUN) conference in Toronto, Canada. The young squad showed tremendous depth and dedication at this vigorous four-day conference. Seven students garnered individual awards at a challenging yet intimate gathering of over 500 students from Canada and the U.S. Our students joined a wide variety of committees from ECOFIN to the Organization of African Unity to a simulation of the Conference of Dresden. Darcy Mueller, Warren Levy, Maleah Tuttle, Annika Peacock, Virginia Girling, Carter Worcester, and Colin Reese led the team to third place among large group delegations.
In January, 2019, IC21 traveled with 16 local high school students to MUN-Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain. Bilbao was our first overseas conference where students were challenged by the different style and organization of European MUN conferences. Over 450 delegates from nine countries, including France, Germany, Albania, and Cameroon, participated in the four-day event. Our students adapted to the new circumstances in stride, winning best delegate awards in five out of our eight assigned committees. Many congratulations to Rosalie Daval, Sam Smith, Warren Levy, Darcy Mueller, and Maleah Tuttle for their well-deserved accolades!
JHUMUNC Crew — Johns Hopkins University MUN
In 2018, IC21 led a group of 30 delegates to the Johns Hopkins University MUN (JHUMUNC) in Baltimore, MD. Over 2,000 students participated in this highly competitive east coast conference. Students came home with many lessons learned, as well as some individual hardware. Two of our students, Aaron Trauner and Rosalie Daval, applied to and were accepted into a small specialized committee. They won the top two awards–Best Delegate and Outstanding Delegate–in this intense and highly competitive invitation-only committee. Congratulations also are due to Grace Prochilo won earned an Honorable Mention award in a committee of over 150 students. Our local students proved once again that they can compete (and win!) among the top students in the country!