WELCOME TO THE 2015, 2017, and 2018

BEST DELEGATION,

LEWIS MIDDLE SCHOOL JMUN

Ms. Oshiro and Mrs. Pearson, Advisors

Congratulations to all students who were accepted into JMUN for the 2022-23 school year! We look forward to seeing you in our advisory classes in August, and adding new 6th graders to our delegation as well. Have a wonderful, relaxing summer!

Today's Delegates, Tomorrow's Peacemakers

I am proud of every one of this year's delegates for persevering through a challenging first year back at in-person school, and for choosing to add the hard work that's required of JMUN members. The following delegates won special awards for their participation in this year's Conference XLV:

Rapporteur (most diplomatic, well-versed): Adlai Reindl

Outstanding Delegate (knowledge and insight regarding their topic): Aidan Luchans, Hudson Mitchell-Pullman, Cole Richardson, Ethan Tour

Gavel (diplomatic skill above and beyond expectations): Aidan Luchans, Hudson Mitchell-Pullman, Cole Richardson

Research Award (exceptional use of research in their work): Emma Cunningham, Daryn Murphy

Economic Award (best economic solution in a resolution): Galia Balcazar, Adlai Reindl

Commendation (insight and understanding of broader international factors affecting their committee): Everett Braff-Hebert, Claire Sprinkle

What is JMUN?

Junior Model United Nations is a competitive role playing group or delegation. We are assigned to represent different countries as members of United Nations Committees at the conference each year in May. Student delegates learn about the country they represent, consider the government's point of view on a wide variety of topics, and propose solutions for many of the world's problems. When we get to the conference, we do our best to earn points for our team by making speeches, debating issues, and voting on the best solution(s). Each year we compete against schools from all over San Diego County. Currently, San Diego Regional JMUN is the longest running conference west of the Mississippi, and almost entirely student-led.

Some of the topics on this year's agenda (Session XLV) included: Russia's aggression in Ukraine and the Baltic Region, regulating cryptocurrency, improving access to sanitation in urban areas, and preventing the spread of anti-feminism.

In order to showcase our knowledge of these topics and our assigned country's perspective, students are required to use the following skills: research, writing, critical thinking, public speaking and debate.

JMUN is an advisory activity open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students with stellar grades (A's/B's, E/M for citizenship) and teacher recommendations. Students who compete successfully at the middle school level can continue to compete in 9th grade at Patrick Henry, and may later become part of the Secretariat or organizing group. These are outstanding students who go above and beyond to create a meaningful, positive, and memorable conference for our student delegates.

Delegates must be enrolled in a JMUN advisory, complete all assignments for the competition on time, and maintain high academic and citizenship grades in their classes (A's/B's; E's/M's) throughout the course of the school year in order to participate in the conference.