All-American Model UN names Kellenberg’s Model UN top three on Long Island:
Started three years ago by Kellenberg Memorial High School, KMUNC redefined what novice delegate training looks like on Long Island. After attending collegiate and local conferences, the Kellenberg delegation found that their newer members were utterly lost in committees with experienced delegates, leaving them no direction or opportunity to share their ideas. Well, KMUNC found a solution: “Beginners Committee.” Similar to a novice committee you may find at the collegiate level, the “Beginners Committee” is designed specifically for new delegates to teach them procedure, researching tips, and policies. The difference, however, is that at a big collegiate “novice committee,” the committee is simply composed of newer delegates, fostering a lower level of competition or cutthroat behavior. KMUNC’s “Beginners Committee,” on the other hand, exists to be the first ever Model UN experience for delegates, with the intention of exploring parliamentary procedure, public speaking, and resolution writing skills along the way. The flow of debate is intermittent with explanations and symposiums provided by the dias to explain everything as the committee moves forward.
Entirely run by their delegates, KMUNC has established an intimate conference as one of their moderators, Mr. Thomas Kennedy, describes: “we are not a big conference by any means, but we are different in that we are a conference that intentionally focuses on training and fun competition in an organized atmosphere.”