Kehillah Participates in 2020 Santa Clara Valley Model United Nations
This weekend, seven Kehillah students participated in the Santa Clara Valley Model United Nations (SCVMUN) hosted by Santa Teresa High School. We joined over 1,000 delegates from schools on the west coast (and Rome, Italy!) in rigorous debate and policymaking. We represented the nation of Austria and considered issues including the regulation of gene modification, the loss of cultural identity due to globalization, and debt mitigation.
Soon to reach its 50th year, which would make SCVMUN the second oldest and second-largest conference on the west coast, SCVMUN’s goal is to empower students to reach their full potential in speech and debate while educating them about the politics and policy of the world. To further enrich each and every high schooler’s perspective on the world, SCVMUN invites a distinguished speaker each year to communicate to the students the importance of diplomacy and how it affects people’s lives around the world.
A big kol hakavod to Jonah Barnett (’23), Sam Fisher (‘210), Jake Fond (’21), Ari Glenn, Charlie Insley (’23), Rebecca Sugarman (’21), and Annie Zucker (’21) for spending their weekend at the conference!