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A glimpse into Charter’s first Model UN conference: JAGMUN

Charter will be hosting its first Model United Nations (MUN) conference next year, aptly named JAGMUN. This new event will provide opportunities for students to engage in global issues, collaborate with peers, and develop leadership skills. 

Starting on September 14th, this two-day event will feature delegates from many local high schools. This includes schools such as Cypress Bay, Flanagan, and West Broward. The conference itself will be managed by next year’s Model UN presidents: Karina Garcia and Aarohi Bali. The rest of the board will be managing and judging the committees, while the members of Model UN will be volunteering and assisting delegates. 

JAGMUN will feature three General Assembly committees — UNHRC, SOCHUM, and DISEC — and three Crisis committees with themes such as Barbie, the Roman Empire, and Percy Jackson. During this conference, delegates will represent various countries while addressing real world issues through resolution papers. The goal for this event is to challenge students to think beyond their immediate environments and engage with important topics.

“It’s very easy for us to live in a bubble and rarely think about issues in other countries, but Model UN allows us to hear about these problems and even create our own solutions,” says sophomore Robertzsa Joseph. 

The idea of hosting this conference was announced to the Model UN board members back in January of this year. Since then, the club has been working non-stop in order to set this plan in motion. “Even if it has been stressful at times, we’re all very excited to be taking part in this,” expresses Joseph. 

JAGMUN also aims to highlight the importance of non-STEM clubs and their contributions at Charter. “Even though we have Model UN and the debate team, our achievements are often overshadowed by STEM-focused clubs and even the sports teams,” explains Joseph. As the treasurer, she hopes that JAGMUN will be a great way for Charter to give back to non-STEM clubs and celebrate skills such as public speaking, research, and collaboration. 

Looking ahead, the success of JAGMUN may pave the way for it to become an annual event. The organizers of the conference hope that the event will bring in more members that are interested in making a difference in society and developing their leadership skills. 

Next year’s vice president, Gabrielle Jarvis, has hopes that other schools will want to eventually experience what JAGMUN has to offer. “Hopefully, this conference will continue to inspire and impact many more students,” said the sophomore.

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