May 22, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Story by Nicole Bullock 

Secondary school students from London District Catholic School Board and Thames Valley District School Board participated in the fifth annual King’s Model United Nations (KMUN) debates on Thursday, May 14th at King’s.

Each student was assigned to represent a country and expected to research their issue prior to the event. The delegates debated on topics including: General Assembly of the Creation of Palestinian State, Game of Thrones, Ad Hoc Security Council Session of the Crisis in Ukraine, Merger of the Century, and Paris Peace Conference.

KMUN 2015 wrapped up with an awards ceremony to celebrate each debate sessions overall best performer.

In addition to the secondary school delegates that made KMUN 2015 such a success, this event would not have been possible without the support of the King’s Debate Society.

For people like incoming King’s Debate Society’s President Craig Roseberry and Vice President of Events Violette Hammad, the debate team is more than merely a club to debate on worldly issues.

Craig became interested in debating in high school just prior to participating in KMUN three years ago. He was “very impressed with the quality of discussion that occurred and the professionalism that was occurring amongst high school students.” Once Craig became a student at King’s it was important to him to become involved with the debate club in order to pursue his passion for debating, communicating, and learning new world problems. The highlight of being a King’s Debate Society member is “the opportunities to participate every year in Model United Nation events such as the Montreal McGill Model UN.” Craig is entering his third year at King’s this coming fall and intends to graduate with an Honors Specialization in Political Science.

Similarly, Violette Hammad, an incoming second year student at King’s majoring in Political Science became involved with the King’s Debate Society due to her passion for world issues and debating. Violette recognizes that along with a passion to debate, she also enjoys participating in events such as KMUN to “enhance the self, as well as learn communication skills, social skills, build networks, etc., all while interacting with individuals from all over the province.”

It was a day of great experiential learning for all delegates and we hope the day was enjoyed by all! Check out the photo gallery on the King’s Facebook page.