Martlets Attend MUN Conference at the University of Hartford

Thirty-one Westminster Model UN students participated in the Connecticut World Affairs Council conference hosted by the University of Hartford Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. More than 1,000 students from around the state gathered to debate topics ranging from fair elections to sustainable cities to the feminization of poverty.
 
While this was the third year Westminster sent a delegation to the conference, it was the first time that Martlets served in leadership positions. Olivia Zhang ’20 and Cléa Guerrand-Hermes ’19 were selected as committee chairs, and Daniel Pinckney ’20 and Hannah Kaye ’19 were chosen as moderators. In addition, for her work representing Russia, Aleyna Baki ’21 earned the innovation award in her committee.
 
“It was an excellent opportunity for these students to hone their debating skills as they prepare for the Yale Model UN Conference next month,” said Betsy Heckman, the group’s advisor and head of Westminster’s History Department.
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