SIS Model United Nations Club seeks community support

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THE Saipan International School Model United Nations Club is hoping to get community support so it can participate in a Model United Nations conference in South Korea.

Eileen No, center, president of the Saipan International School Model United Nations Team, and her group make a presentation about their upcoming trip to the Global Education City Model United Nations event in South Korea.  Photo by Junhan B. Todiño

Eileen No, president of the SIS Model United Nations team, said they need $24,640 for their travel costs, accommodations, and other expenses.

In her presentation at the Rotary Club of Saipan meeting on Tuesday, No said 19 delegates and two advisors from SIS are planning to attended the event, which is organized by the Global Education City Model United Nations.

Last year, six SIS students participated in the Model United Nations in Jeju, South Korea.

No said SIS Model United Nations Club now has 21 members and their advisor is Whitney Altizer.

The other club cabinet members are Andrea No, vice president; Sally Lai, secretary; and Allan Lee, treasurer.

Eileen No said the SIS team will compete with 300 delegates from various nations at the Model United Nations in South Korea,.

At the Saipan Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, the SIS students presented to the Rotarians the “Best Delegate Award” the students won in Jeju, South Korea last year.

In an interview, Saipan Rotary Club community service director Brian Clayton said the Rotarians provided assistance to the students last year and are likely to do the same this year.

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