Twenty students from Brighton High School recently attended the National High School Model United Nations competition in New York City. The students from Canyons District walked away with a prestigious award for their work.
At the contest, Brighton’s Model U.N. team represented Finland, and students also had special seats representing Austria on the Security Council, which included participation in a late-night emergency crisis session. They also represented Amnesty International on the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Forum.
All of the delegates performed exceptionally well. Brighton received the Award of Merit in the NGO Forum an award that BHS students have never before won.
The students made the most of their March trip to New York City. In addition to the competition, the Brighton group visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Students also saw the Broadway production of “Wicked,” a show at the Blue Note jazz club and the premiere of “Attila” at the Metropolitan Opera.