Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - By: Janessa P, Mackenzie ‘20

On a chilly Saturday in October, a business savvy looking team of determined MUNers hopped onto the bus, heels and all, and travelled to Shawnigan to compete with a multitude of other schools at SHAWMUN North. 

Upon arriving, we strode into our respective conference rooms, where we found our designated stations with our country's flag and the respective placard. Then came five hours of collaborating, compromise, and arguments between the United States and Russia which eventually churned out a resolution paper that required compromise and persuasion to pass.

After the conferences came to a close, all delegates gathered in the Shawnigan chapel, where we sat on edge, anticipating the awards that would be presented. Brentwood students excelled, collecting countless awards. In the committee "Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions", Fiona K and I earned an Honourable Mention, while Zaid J earned Best Delegate. In "Decent Work and Economic Growth", Emma M earned an Honourable Mention while Leila M & Liam P earned Best Delegate in "No Poverty” and "Climate Action" respectively.

This was a great experience for novice debaters, as it felt professional, but not intimidating. For newbies it either re-assured their phobia of public speaking or opened doors and nurtured our newfound hobby of MUNs.

Janessa P, Mackenzie ‘20

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