Northwoods students win big at unique conference in New York
MINOCQUA (WAOW) -
Model United Nations Club students have achieved a big win for Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.
"It was really just like a grand experience," said Senior, Will Sheeley.
Sheeley and 24 other students went to New York City to take part in a Model United Nations conference.
They came back with six awards in three categories.
"It kind of shows how like even though we live in a small area, the world is getting more and more connected to the point that a school that is so far away, is able to really research and learn and get everything together," said Sheeley.
The Lakeland group had to represent China. Their assignment was to develop policies to combat invasive species there and in other countries.
"Getting together with people from all over and kind of coming together, coming up with solutions, kind of getting a feel for what the United Nations does ," said Sheeley.
Nathaniel McFarland was also part of the group. He said coming home with so many awards is a remarkable feeling.
"To be from the Lakeland area, where we have, say 200 people in class instead of 2000, and representing one of the largest powerhouses in the world was amazing," said McFarland.
The school has been a part of the conference for several years.
School leaders said only 45 schools in Wisconsin participate in Model United Nations.
"It's a proud moment as principal here at LUHS," said Principal, Jim Bouche.
Two weeks after coming back from New York, students said the experience gave them a different outlook on the world.
"People there might be future delegates, people from our school might be future delegates," said Sheeley.
An accomplishment that administrators said shows the impact one school can make.