SHASMUN 2014 Recap

This year AISHK sent a delegation to participate in the annual Shanghai American School Model United Nations Conference from the 13-16 November 2014. Our students had an enriching time and did AISHK proud. Two of our students, Nicholas Yuan and Wendy Liang performed particularly well, being awarded with Most Diplomatic Delegate for the Economic and Social Council and Most Passionate Delegate for the Human Rights Council, respectively. AISHK congratulates these two students, along with: Brayden Lo, Nicholas Yuan, Bryan Tang, Jonathan Banfield, Emily Zhu, Felix Wong, Robert Shu, Jack McCorkell, Andrew Pu, Edmund Sze, Ronald Au and Nicholas Jessop. A big thank you to Mr Henryk Flak and Ms Fiona Campion who accompanied and supported the students during the trip.

Please enjoy a recap of events from one of our students, Nicholas Jessop:

On the 13th of November, fourteen of our school’s finest delegates gathered in the cafeteria anxious to depart for the annual Shanghai American School Pudong Model United Nations conference. Our trip had a rocky start, with the plane being delayed by four hours, but our optimism did not dissipate. Fast forward four hours, and we finally arrived at our hotel tired and weary, falling into bed instantly. The next day we readied ourselves for the first day of the conference. We got into our dapper business attire, ready to start. When we arrived, we were staggered by the size of the Shanghai American School. We sat through a delightful opening ceremony and were divided into our committees. A day of lobbying and merging saw us make alliances, rivals and new friends. The next day had us participating in debate, with delegates writing speeches, having to think on our feet and make amendments. Our nights throughout the trip were filled with the exploration of Shanghai. Our trip ended in a bit of a rush when we left halfway through the last day of the conference and caught an evening flight back to Hong Kong. Overall the trip was an invaluable and amazing experience for all those who went. We came back with new skills, new experiences and most importantly new friends.

Amy Hii | Secondary English Teacher & Model United Nations Co-ordinator