A. Yang teaches eighth grade Social Studies at Murray Middle School. Her students participate in Model United Nations during the month of April. Model UN fits into the curriculum because her students study the world around them and the issues that affect it. Yang’s school participates in Model UN because it helps her students learn about and understand the world around them as well as create an awareness beyond their own communities. Yang thinks, “MUN helps to build global citizenship and for students to own and empathize with the issues of the world and to hopefully, someday be a voice of solution to the issues in the world that we live in.
Michelle Wade, another MUN trainer, was equally impressed
"Never have I been as impressed with a group of students as I was at the Murray Model UN Conference. A delegate properly executed a "point of order" at the start of the conference to ensure the committee was "present and voting," not simply "present." The delegates at Murray were incredibly courteous and diplomatic, spending the entirety of the debate on making sure all delegates were aware of what was happening. They worked together so enthusiastically! As with all conferences, I didn't want this one to come to an end: a sentiment reified by the abundance of delegates initiating handshakes and thanking the Dais for our work. These students are going to make an incredible impact in their world and it is clear by their efforts in the conference that they are aware. These students know they matter and I am so honored to have worked with them."