SIS News Archive
On November 16th to the 22nd, a group of high school students, accompanied by Mr. Tetreault and Mrs. Gilmore embarked on a scholarly journey to Singapore. The students had been preparing weeks in advance for their THIMUN conference, which was to be held in Singapore, as it was each year. Each of them had written position papers, resolutions, and had taken on a political/economical standpoint of a certain country, either Albania or Peru.
THIMUN, also known as "The Hague International Model United Nations" is a yearly event, where students from different schools become delegates of different countries, and debate current events or issues. As for SIS's case,the students were organized into groups of two, and placed into either one of the General Assemblies, ECOSOC (Social and Economics), or the Human Rights Council. They merged their resolutions with delegates from many other schools, and made life-long friendships in the process. Not only this, but they were also privileged enough this year to have two judges from SIS sit on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Annie Sun and Ryan Yao, as well as Jane Lee, who became a Chair for the Human Rights Council. Both of these were difficult positions to undertake, and our three students worked exceedingly hard to achieve them.
Overall, the conference was a success. I, personally, like to think of THIMUN as not only a stimulating debate, but also a place to interact with those who share similar interests. Many who have gone regard it as one of the most amazing experiences of their lives, and encourage others to join.
Submitted by Sara Pistono, grade 10
Quotes from SIS students:
To be in a room with a plethora of students from tens of different schools all passionate for Model United Nations; that was the atmosphere I liked to enjoy the most.
THIMUN was a very special conference to me. Not only it was my very first THIMUN conference, which I've always been wanting to go ever since I was in Middle School, but it was also my first chairing experience with the DSG, Frodo Chang, who was my first chair and mentor who have guided me through my entire MUN career.