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McKinley High Y&G Club posing with their Premiere Delegation Trophy.

McKinley High Y&G Club posing with their Premiere Delegation Trophy.

On the first weekend of December, McKinley High School’s Youth and Government Club attended an annual fall conference, Model United Nations. The McKinley delegation represented a wide variety of countries: China, Sweden, Argentina, and Colombia. These countries were represented in three councils of the United Nations: General Assembly (GA), Economic and Social (Ecosoc), and Security (Sec).

McKinley was done proud by the high caliber of debate brought by their Youth and Government Program on a wide range of topics across all three councils ranging from Russian Territorial Expansion in Security Council to Refugees in Ecosoc to Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation in GA.

Freshman and first year delegate Alexander Tirrell, representing China, presented a resolution alongside Kennedy from Haynes Academy representing France and Elliot from Caddo Magnet representing Russia before the Security Council which is renowned for it’s intense level of debate, and had it passed through to the Plenary Docket which in and of itself is a testament to the high quality of preparation that McKinley engages their delegates with. Also within the Security council freshman William Heitman successfully vetoed two resolutions by using articles directly from the UN Charter.

In Ecosoc Emily Eley and Yazen Mizyed, representing Columbia, and Cameron Simmons, representing Sweden, debated with very strong points on multiple occasions across a variety of topics including Universal Health Care.

In GA, both Sam Wallace and Rohin Gilman presented resolutions with students from other schools including Mandeville High. In the Plenary session, Jeff Wheeler and club president Joe Cretini representing China showed up and showed out with their positions on resolutions that made the docket.

By the end of the weekend, McKinley brought home top honors as the 2016 Premiere Delegation. As well as the club Vice President, Vincent Honey, being elected to the MUN State Board as the Security Council President. All in all, McKinley had a very successful weekend and is already in preparation for Youth Legislature this spring.

 

January 7, 2016

McK Impress at LA Model United Nation

On the first weekend of December, McKinley High School’s Youth and Government Club attended an annual fall conference, Model United Nations. The McKinley delegation represented a wide variety of countries: China, Sweden, Argentina, and Colombia. These countries were represented in three councils of the United Nations: General Assembly (GA), Economic and Social (Ecosoc), and Security (Sec). McKinley was done proud by the high caliber of debate brought by their Youth and Government Program on a wide range of topics across all three councils ranging from Russian Territorial Expansion in Security Council to Refugees in Ecosoc to Human Trafficking and Child […]
December 9, 2015

Sidewalk Science

In our school system, we frequently hear students complain about school lunches. This ultimately leads to students purchasing junk food from concessions and other sources; however, for one class here at McKinley High, it was one of their “short term” endeavors to try and combat this epidemic. Roughly three weeks ago, McKinley High’s very own Junior English Amped class carried out a research experiment dubbed “Sidewalk Science.” As explained by Vincent Honey, a student in the class, “English Amped is a sort of cooperative learning experience; as its name implies, it is English on an amplified level.” The class itself is extended […]
November 2, 2015

Key Club Week

  This week is Key Club Week! From November 2nd to the 6th, Key Club will be hosting various activities. Monday is Show Your K Every Way. Key Club members are encouraged to wear Key Club shirts or any service shirts. On Tuesday, Key Clubbers should bring their trick-or-treat for UNICEF boxes to ask for donations to cure maternal neonatal tetanus. Connect the K’s is on Wednesday. During lunch, students can write a pledge to help their community in some way, and these will be taped onto the office wall. Thursday is Kudos to the Key Players, to thank all […]
September 11, 2015

McKinley Sports 24/7: Heritage Bowl Game 2015

  Written by Jamarcus Alexander Week one lived up to the great hype as expected when McKinley played Scotlandville in the first annual Heritage Bowl. In the past, the great rival used to be played in Week five but McKinley High coach Robert Signater moved it up to week one so all of his players could focus on the season. McKinley coaching staff knew it was going to be a challenge stopping Scotlandville’s dual threat, quarterback Levi Lewis and wide receiver Chris Johnson. In the first-ever Heritage Bowl McKinley High Panthers fell short to Scotlandville High Hornets. The game was hard fought and extremely loud […]