With buttoned blazers, poised placards, consistently conciliatory speech everywhere within earshot, and enough Starbucks cups to embarrass a landfill, PacificMUN 2020 weekend, Jan 17-19, kicked off with a horde of 400 delegates. Some seemed apprehensive about their first conference while others were certain they were the most articulate delegate in the room.
In the melee, sixteen Brentwood students displayed a combination of pluck and skill in each of their assigned committees, often requiring zealous debating about drug trafficking in the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, representing the Russian Federation for the in UNWomen, to commanding the dais as chairperson for the UNICEF committee.
Asserting that our students had a busy weekend would be an understatement; the sessions started at 8:30am and went past midnight each day, with tiring but fruitful rounds of unmoderated caucus followed by moderated ones.
PacificMUN’s delegates came from 23 schools, providing ample competition for our students. Nevertheless, we successfully secured six awards, and left the closing ceremony as the most accomplished school delegation by the end of the weekend. Here are our most distinguished delegates:
Erik O: Honourable Mention representing Turkey on the Disarmament and International Security Committee.
Evan L: Honorable Mention representing Saudi Arabia on the Economic and Financial Affairs Committee.
Michael W: Honorable Mention for serving on the United Nations Drugs and Crime Committee.
Eva K: Honorable Mention for serving on the United Nations Committee for Women.
Nicole L: Outstanding Delegate serving on the United Nations Children's Fund Committee.
Sean R: Best Delegate for AD HOC, and a $500 scholarship.
Rochelle M, Allard ‘21