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John Jay Students Participate In Model United Nations Conference

Students from 10 area high schools attended the John Jay Model UN Conference in November.
Students from 10 area high schools attended the John Jay Model UN Conference in November. Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District website

LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- John Jay High School hosted model United Nations delegates from 10 area high schools as part of the John Jay Model UN Conference (JJMUNC) in November.

“John Jay delegates used the day as an educational experience to prepare for some of the larger conferences we attend,”   Jeffrey Steckler, JJMUNC secretary-general, said in a story on the Katonah-Lewisboro School District website. In 2014, JJMUNC attended five conferences, some of which were multi-day functions at venues including the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University. November’s single-day conference at John Jay allowed newer members to learn more about Model UN and debate topics ranging from how dangerous materials should be labeled and transported to the tuberculosis epidemic. “We wanted to provide a stellar one-day conference to help other schools either expand their Model UN programs or bring in new members,” said Steckler, who has served as the club’s president for the past three years. The approximately 200 participants came from Berkshire School, Brewster High School, East Side High School, Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School, Horace Greeley High School, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Storm King School, Tappan Zee High School, Trinity School and Wooster School. Over the past few years, JJMUNC has grown from five members to 65, making it the school’s largest club.

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