Frisch is proud to have sent one of the largest delegations of students in Yeshiva University’s Model UN conference at the Stamford Plaza in Connecticut, where 45 yeshiva high schools from the U.S., South Africa and Brazil sent students to simulate the inner workings of the United Nations.
Students played the role of delegates to actual member nations of the UN, and represented a variety of political positions which they argued and defended to their fellow delegates. 16 Frisch students, guided by their faculty adviser, Mr. Kastner, represented South Korea and Canada this year. Students fostered their awareness of world affairs and geopolitics while developing their research, public speaking and leadership skills. They also had a blast while making new friends from across the world.
“Even though junior year is very intense, it’s been incredibly rewarding to prepare so rigorously for Model UN,” said Johnny Newman ’17. “At the end of each day at Model UN, I felt very accomplished and proud of the work that my peers and I put into the event.”
Students also met alumni of Frisch who are currently attending Yeshiva University. “I really valued participating in Model UN as a student delegate because I got to meet new people and discuss current events and politics beyond what I was learning in the classroom,” said Danielle Orenshein ’12, who is now a senior at Stern College for Women and acted as the secretary general of the UN. “To facilitate this wonderful event for other students is an incredible experience.”
“It’s very encouraging to see our students apply the history, poise and middot from their Frisch classrooms on the grand scale of an event like YUNMUN,” said Mr. Kastner, now in his fourth year as faculty adviser for the Frisch Model UN team. “It’s wonderful to see them shine.”