SJS Makes Its Mark at Baldwin Model UN Conference IX
The first year of competitions for The Independent League of Model United Nations/La Liga Independiente del Modelo de Naciones Unidas has concluded with the Baldwin Model United Nations Conference IX held on Saturday, March 20, 2021. This last competition had two schools from outside of Puerto Rico. We had a guest school from Honduras, the Sampedrana International School, and the Staten Island Academy from New York. The fact that we had a school from another country makes it the first international competition hosted by a high school Model United Nations circuit in Puerto Rico.
Our students did very well and enjoyed themselves immensely. All of them worked together and supported each other, which made the competition fun and exciting. It was a good ending to an unforgettable year.
Alia Marrero-Alattar, Salomar Levis Chévere and Carlos Enrique de Ontañón chaired the event. They represented the school very well with their poise and efficiency. All chairs received very positive feedback.
These are the committees and the awards received by delegation:
SENATE: GUN LEGISLATION Chair: Alia Marrero-Alattar
Mitch McConnell (R) Solomón Levis Chévere and José Antonio Rodríguez Carrión Best Delegation
Dianne Feinstein (D) Ela Faigenblat and Stella Bitton
Amy Klobuchar (D) Wyatt Wunker and Nollen M. Stevenson
GA: APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA Chair: Salomar Levis
Denmark Mardi Roques Colon and Cecilia Rodriguez Oral Mention
Poland Manuela Mendoza Hanna and Emma Jurgel
PR: CREACIÓN DEL ELA
President Harry S. Truman (PPD leaning) Victoria Kaufer and Alexandra Sofia Sosa Written Mention
ECONOMICS: STOCK MARKET FRENZY
Goldman Sachs Jan Paul Van Noort Figueroa Distinguished Mention
Tesla Nicolás Unanue Colón and Luiz Penna Zopone
CRISIS: AD HOC WWII Chair: Carlos Enrique de Ontañón
Delegate 3- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Diego Saavedra Dávila Distinguished Delegation
Delegate 4- Egypt Sofia Corral Kindlund and Rafael Arrillaga
Ms. Isabel Franqui and Ms. Beatriz Ramírez, teacher coaches, commend the students' work and are very proud of all of our delegates. Congratulations to all!
Saint John’s School is a non-profit, college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1915. The school, located in a residential area of Condado, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has an enrollment of over 800 students from pre pre-kinder to grade twelve. Instruction is mostly in English with the exception of language courses.