Seven Santa Margarita Model United Nations students recently returned from a trip to Boston and Montreal. The students attended SSUNS 2016 Secondary Schools’ United Nations Symposium Model United Nations Conference. Santa Margarita delegates represented the country of the Bahamas.
The students who attended the conference were Dessi Gomez, Connor Riley, Mary Retoske, Isobel Hume, Keana Gonzales, Bryce Kaese and Cecilia Nepple. Two students won awards for their superior participation at the conference. Connor Riley and Cecilia Nepple were both recognized for their excellence.
In addition to attending the conference, students had a chance to visit many historic sites throughout Boston including Faneuil Hall, Boston Commons, and the grave of Paul Revere. As well as touring historic sights, the students also visited many of the great schools in the Boston area including Boston College, Boston University, MIT, and Harvard. The first night ended with dinner at Maggiano’s and the group was joined by SM alums Morgan Delaney, Sam Drust, and Jake Lawicki. The second day in Boston ended with a hockey game at Boston College where the students were joined by Santa Margarita alumni Kristi Fecarotta and Grady Higgins.
In Montreal, the group visited the historic Vieux Montreal and the magnificent Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal. Over the two days in Montreal, students were able to experience the Musee des Beaux- Arts, St. George’s Cathedral, the Olympic Village and a trip to Au Sommet – a 50 story building with 360 degree views of the city. The last days of the trip were spent working hard at the Secondary Schools’ United Nations Symposium (SSUNS). The conference was run by McGill University. With this conference, the SMCHS MUN program has officially traveled to countries North, South, East, and West of the United States.