Five College debaters represented St Andrew’s College at the sixteenth Johannesburg Model United Nations Conference hosted by the American International School from the 27 to 30 September.
Michael Velloza, Jonathan Shema, James Mackenzie, Daniel Bradfield and Lance Tabiaat represented separate member nations and debated resolutions to a number of real problems facing the world today. All five boys gave an excellent account of themselves and received high praise from all teachers and the organisers of the event. Their ability to problem-solve and build collaborative relationships set them apart from many of the participating schools, who came from all over Africa to take part in this year’s conference. Daniel Bradfield received an ‘Honourable Mention’ for his role as the delegate from India on the Advisory Panel and Michael Velloza was chosen as the ‘Best Delegate’ as the delegate from Uganda in the Environmental Commission.
The St Andrew’s College M.U.N. Society is growing in leaps and bounds and is beginning to find its place among schools who have been doing this for far longer that we have.
We congratulate these boys on being such fine ambassadors for their school.