Local students earn recognition at national Model UN conference

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Shrewsbury – Thirty-six students and their teachers from the Saint John’s High School Model United Nations Club attended the University of Chicago’s 29th annual conference from Feb. 1-5. Saint John’s is one of four schools to have attended the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC) since its beginning three decades ago.

The club has built a great relationship with the University of Chicago and has been recognized for its proficiency in MUN. Delegates participated in 22 different committees covering pressing topics in today’s world, as well as in an historical context, including the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the Cabinet of Russia (2004), International Criminal Police Organization, and World Cities Summit. Eleven Saint John’s delegates received awards at the conference.

Students recognized with awards were: Stephen Johnson ’19 (Worcester), John Whalen ’17 (Sutton), Dan Ramirez ’19 (Shrewsbury), Caleb Rocha ’19 (Paxton), Cam Sheehy ’18 (Marlborough), John Button ’18 (E. Brookfield), Ben Burns ’17 (West Boylston), Chris DeWolfe ’17 (Shrewsbury), John Hayeck ’17 (Boylston), Sam Malone ’17 (Douglas), and Drew Griffin ’17 (Holden).