MSU Model Receives Honorable Mention Delegation Award

WICHITA FALLS, TX - "I kind of got pulled into this process by a friend but after I started it, I was pretty convinced that it was something that I needed to do for myself," Senior Faith Munoz said. 
 
For many students like MSU English Senior, Faith Munoz, going to the Model U-N conference in New York City was an opportunity of a lifetime. 
 
"It was an extremely humbling moment and I cried when I went inside the U-N so it was very personal for me," Munoz.
 
This year MSU's Model U-N team represented Peru and they got busy devoting hours to extensive research and writing about the country back in the fall.
 
"Any country that I would like to look into, particularly because I lived in Mexico for 10 years so I was excited to see a Latin American country but it's difficult to try to put away your preconceptions of possibly what Latin America would think," Munoz. 
 
The MSU team was made up of 13 students who represented all six colleges on campus and they had the opportunity to meet so many people,  people who helped them realize the world really is small.
 
"About 45 percent of the people there came from different countries so it was really cool to kind of get to know their way of life, their point of views, how they differ but also how a lot of the things, a lot of our views and things like that were the same," Sophomore Kyle Walsh said. 
 
During the conference students, like Radiology Major Kyle Walsh, served on committees and they were tasked with developing solutions to existing global problems.
 
"You have to kind of put your views aside which is kind of hard because there's some issues you know that are very  controversial but you have to put your own views in the back of your mind and just ignore them," Walsh.  
 
The students did just that and their dedication to drafting successful resolutions paid off as the team walked away with a distinguished award and they say they gained far more than the special recognition.
 
"Getting to speak the languages that I'm studying and practice with them was one of the best experiences so now I have friends over the world that I can contact if I ever visit their country," Munoz
 
Over 5,000 students attended the Model U-N conference for the majority of the MSU students this was their first trip to New York City.

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