Exploring the World at KUNA

Students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity each March to participate in a three-day model United Nations conference in Louisville. There are conferences for high school students as well as those in grades 6-8. At the Middle School KUNA, Ryan McLagan ' 26 served as the Secretary General. He worked months to help plan the conference for nearly 300 students. Villa's other students represented the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago. They studied the cultures of those countries presented music and dance that originated in the Bahamas, wrote resolutions that impacted the shorelines of their countries, and debated resolutions from around the world. The students were very success. Trinidad and Tobago's resolution on plastic pollution was endorsed by the Secretary General. 
Villa's Security Council team of Maddie Carroll '27, Carmen DeAtley-Rosales '28, and Ksenia Miller '27 earned the Outstanding Security Council team for their preparation. Ksenia was elected to serve as next year's President of the Security Council. In addition, Maddie Smith '29, Bianca Wainscott '29, and Neil Alquizola '29 earned Outstanding Speaker awards. Kerrigan Stapleton '29 earned an Outstanding Ambassador award.
At the high school KUNA, Ava Borchers '23 served as Secretary General. She led the conference of nearly 800 students. Senior Aidan McGraw served as president of the International Court of Justice at the event. The ICJ manages disputes between United Nations members. Senior Sophie Schaeffer served on the conference Media Corps and earned an Outstanding Media award. Freshman Georgia Colvin won an Outstanding Speaker award for her contribution to debate, and freshman Madeline McGuire earned an Outstanding Ambassador award.