Screen shot of Model UN students participating in a Zoom meeting

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 8:30 am

More than 200 students from throughout the state gathered on Saturday, Dec. 5 for the 11th annual Madison Area Model United Nations Conference (MADMUN), held this year virtually for the first time.

The annual event, established by MHS in 2010, included students from MCPASD, McFarland, Monona Grove, Madison West, Baraboo, Monroe, Edgewood, Verona, Lake Mills, and Milwaukee Marquette. Five MHS students -- Ava Clark, Elinor Kosek, Aidan Loop, Livia Machado, and Charlotte Neumann -- helped to develop and run this year’s MADMUN conference.

Student participants represented several different countries and positions in the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee, World Health Organization, U.N. Environment Programme, U.N. Development Programme, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Ministry of Magic, 1967 Biafran Cabinet, 1967 U.N. Security Council, 1982 U.S. Cabinet, and 1908 NAACP.

Delegates for MHS’s Model United Nations club discussed a variety of issues such as effectiveness of foreign aid, racial inequality, treatment of refugees, prevention of future pandemics, and much more. Students also enjoyed hearing keynote speaker Noah Roberts discuss his experiences serving as a senior policy advisor to Governor Tony Evers. 

MHS students Ambrose Engling, Ryan Khalili, Dima Llanos, Kallen Erlandson, Rhea Dalvie, and Charlotte Neumann were recognized for exceptional individual performance at the conference.

MHS Model UN will next participate virtually in the Chicago International Model United Nations Conference (CIMUN) on Feb. 5-7. The club meets every Monday at 3 p.m. on Zoom and new members are welcome to join at any point during the year. If you are interested in more information, please email club advisers Ms. Azkoul at or Ms. Sipiorski.