Monday, November 15, 2010

Model United Nations

I spent the weekend chaperoning 18 teens from our school (including my daughter) to a Model U.N. conference at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

They were amazingly well behaved.

I have to say, when I go to these things and see and hear the 2000+ delegates from schools all over the place, I am very encouraged for the future of our planet. These kids "get it" and if they retain their passion, their sense of purpose and lose some of the pushy "listen to me" behavior (which often comes with maturity), they will change the world for the better.

And their sponsor/teacher, Mr. V, is just amazing.  What a fun, exhausting weekend.  I only got the minimum done on NaNoWriMo.  Must get busy today!


Anonymous said...

Oh, my, that is hard work. I never chaperoned one of those but took many kids to DECA and FBLA conferences over the 21 years of teaching. Doesn't feel like much of a weekend, does it?

Mary said...

When we were in DC in June, YS & I were on the Metro with some kids that were there for a young leaders conference. (I can't remember the name of the actual group right may have been People to People, but I wouldn't swear to it!) You're right: it does give hope to not only our country, but our planet!