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Model United Nations

South O’Brien HS Model United Nations

Advisor: Mary Helfter

April 4-5, 2019, South O’Brien represented Afghanistan

The Iowa High School Model United Nations is hosted by the University of Northern Iowa.
Molly Lenz, Richard Nyunt, Nikki Feltman, Yannick Lorf, Aidan Rehder, and Kristina McMorris.

South O’Brien Delegates for 2018 Conference, April 5 & 6, Representing Uruguay

  • Molly Lenz
  • Leticia Del Real

What is Model UN?

Model UN is a role-playing and problem-solving experience. High School students represent a country and take on the role of ambassador from that country. They work with students who represent other countries to describe and agree upon solutions to international problems while protecting their country’s interests.

Model UN is attended by students from all over the state of Iowa and from a few schools in neighboring states.

Country representation is determined by application. If a school wants to represent the United States, they must apply to represent it.

Each April, the South O’Brien Model United Nations group attends the Iowa High School Model United Nations held at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

South O’Brien began to attend Model UN in 1993.

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Members of this group may also attend the Iowa Youth Symposium (IYS) which is held in Des Moines at the Iowa Capitol Building in October and coincides with United Nations Day.

The IYS is organized by the Iowa United Nations Association Faculty Advisors Committee (IUNAFAC). Members of the UNI IHSMUN staff chair the committees. Meeting facilities at the Capitol complex are provided free of charge. The Governor of Iowa is invited to open each year’s plenary session as keynote speaker.

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