Model UN elects new Youth Secretariats


Melanie Litwin

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, SPFHS’ Model UN delegation elected next year’s Youth Secretariats. These positions are the leaders of the club, tasked with running meetings, fundraisers and preparing other members for the MUN conference.


After a very close election, junior Athena Postlewait and sophomore Roy McGowan were officially named MUN’s next Youth Secs. However, there was a three-way tie for the remaining two spots. The result was a run-off election the morning of Thursday, Jan. 17 which elected juniors Emelyne Johns and Kaylah Webb to the positions.


Prior to the election, interested students filled out an application to be Youth Secs during the MUN conference in early January. Advisors Erin Sassaman and Brooke Oels oversaw the election process, but it was the club members that selected their leaders. At Wednesday’s meeting, each candidate gave a brief speech on why their peers should vote for them. The majority of students discussed the need to do more fundraisers to decrease costs, encouraging more people to join MUN and having more meetings to prepare for conference. A priority every year is ensuring all members have practice speaking with Parliamentary Procedure and writing resolutions for their committee’s topics.


Once the meeting ended, every member of MUN had the opportunity to anonymously vote via google classroom. All of the candidates were very qualified for the position, but only four could be elected. These four students will be joining juniors Aleezah Madraswalla and Sophie Drapkin who are both current Youth Secs.