Congratulations to our IA 9th graders who attended UT Tyler’s First Annual Model UN conference. Along with other area high school students, our students role played as delegate members of the Russian Federation, our assigned country, on simulated UN committees. The students worked in their assigned committees, addressing issues presented to them and proposing resolutions. Our students began preparing a month before the conference by researching our assigned member state and writing a position paper on an assigned topic. At the conference, they put their critical thinking, debate, and writing skills to the test. The conference ended with a closing ceremony where our students were one of two schools who received awards for Honorable Positions Papers. We look forward to growing our Model UN club at the Innovation Academy next year with our 9th & 10th graders.