More than 400 area public school students participated in the Bluefield State College Model United Nations Conference, April 10-11, at BSC. The event, hosted by the BSC Model U.N. debate team, included one General Assembly, two Senior High School Security Councils, and one Junior Security Council.
Participating schools included Bluefield High, Bluefield Middle, Graham High, Graham Middle, Iaeger High, Pocahontas High, PikeView High, Princeton Junior High, Richlands High, Richlands Middle, and Tazewell High.
BSC Model U.N. member Amanda Smith, who served as Secretary General for the event, noted, "This conference benefited our students in many ways, including interaction with other students in the region and the opportunity to explore the world from an other-than-American perspective. BSC Model U.N. hopes this educational experience is one that the public school student participants will never forget. These students are tomorrow's leaders."
Smith, BSC Model U.N. Advisor John White, and 28 BSC Model U.N. team members coordinated the two-day competition. Fifty awards were presented to individuals and teams.