LAHS Students Shine At Lobo Model United Nations

Members of the LAHS Hilltalkers Model UN team on the UNM campus. They competed in the Lobo Model United Nations and earned the Best Large Delegation award, and several individual awards. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Model UN team recently traveled to the University of New Mexico to compete at the Lobo Model United Nations.

Eighteen Hilltalkers participated at this Model UN conference in a variety of committees and simulations. 

“The Hilltalkers have attended the Model United Nations conference in Santa Fe since 2019 but this year has brought renewed interest in Model UN and, because of this interest, we are taking advantage of all of the opportunities for Model UN in New Mexico,” LAHS Hilltalkers Coach Margo Batha. “We are fortunate to have Ms. Tacarra Lake, a new teacher at Los Alamos High School, providing support and coaching to our Model UN students.”

Los Alamos High School earned the Best Large Delegation Award.

Other awards include:

  • Elizabeth Frost, DEFCON 5, Honorable Mention
  • Violet Henderson, The Dark Mark Rises, Outstanding Delegate
  • Olivia Koo, The Dark Mark Rises, Best Delegate
  • Max Posada, Concert of Europe (Germany 1), Outstanding Delegate
  • Dana Roelofs, Concert of Europe (Ottoman Empire 1), Best Delegate
  • Izze Thomas, Escalation in Eastern Europe (United Arab Emirates 1), Outstanding Delegate
  • Emma Frost, Hong Kong Rising (Carrie Lam), was awarded the “Wolfie Award”, an award given to the person who best exemplifies the spirit of Model UN and global cooperation. 

Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more. Student Model UN teams may be found at high schools, colleges and universities.

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