Committees & Background Guides
Committee background guides will be posted on February 4, 2023
Conference Position Paper
Preparing a one to two page double spaced position paper is required for all delegates at the conference. We require this to focus everyone’s attention on the committee topics ahead of time. We have found that preparing these promotes more thoughtful discussion. Do not let this requirement impede your decision to attend this conference. We are only trying to make the discussion better.
A = Advanced
I = Intermediate
N = Novice
Middle School = Middle School specific
The Ben Maher’11 Best Position Paper Award:
Ben Maher was a two-time BC High Model UN Secretary General. He continued his Model UN work in college at Georgetown University. He had and continues to have now, a great love of writing including his work as a journalist with incredible interviews with the Occupy Wall Street protestors in Washington, DC. It is why we named this award after Ben.
A one to two page position paper is required for all participating delegates at the conference. We require this to focus everyone’s attention on the committee topics ahead of time. We have found that preparing these promotes more thoughtful discussion. Do not let this requirement impede your decision to attend this conference. We are only trying to make the discussion better. Delegates have two choices:
1. Submit the paper one week early to be considered for the Benjamin Maher’11 Best Paper Award, on March 1, 2023 by emailing the paper to the appropriate BC High Committee Chair. These papers must be properly cited using the MLA format.
2. Bring a hard copy with them to the conference on March 4, 2023.The Committee Chair is happy to help you with the paper. His school email address can be found on the cover page of the background guide.
The Chris Gidopoulos’95 People’s Choice Award
We thank Catholic Memorial High School and Mr. Vin Bradley for creating the idea for this award. We name this award after Chris Gidopoulos’95. Chris was an amazing, award winning Model UN delegate. He continued Model UN at Harvard University. When he passed away unexpectedly in 2013, BC High Model UN decided to name the People’s Choice Award in Chris’ honor.
The Austin Martin’95 Distinguished Delegate Award Given in committee. Austin was a BC High Secretary General who wrote our club’s constitution. He was known as Mr. Model UN. He is currently a global stock analyst who works in the international business world.
Founded in 1986, the BC High Model United Nations Club gives students the experience of diplomacy and learning about international issues. The BC High Model United Nations Club engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. MUN team members have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events.
Currently our club has 250 members. Students participation choose their participation levels. There are weekly Wednesday meetings, weekend conferences, or overnight conferences. Some students attend everything while others participate when they are able.
Registration & Schedule
BC High Model UN XXXI
Registration for BC High Model UN XXXI is closed. For questions, contact Secretary General Johnny Sullivan’23, [email protected]
BC High MODEL UN Conference XXXI SATURDAY MARCH 4, 2023 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost per delegate: $40. There are no delegation or moderator fees.
Only an adult moderator affiliated with your school may register. All delegates must be accompanied by a school approved adult. No student may register their school nor attend the conference without an adult. An email registration and a promise to pay the delegate fees is required. Once received, we will send you a request for your committee and country preferences.
It is better to underestimate your delegation total than overestimate it.
A $100 deposit is due by January 20, 2023. Make a credit card payment or a check payable to BC High., 150 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125.
The $100 deposit reduces the total balance due for each school. For example: 10 delegates x $40 =$400. Subtract the $100 deposit, $400-$100= $300 balance due.
BC High Model UN Conference XXXI is an in-person conference.
Jan. 20, 2023
Registration and $100 deposit, checks made payable to BC High. Tell us your committee and country preferences as well as the number delegates that you anticipate attending. It is better to underestimate than overestimate your delegate totals. Contact Secretary General Johnny Sullivan’23 with questions:
Johnny Sullivan ’23, Secretary General:[email protected]
Lucky Patel ’23, Director of External Affairs or Aaron Fernandes’24 who will advise you about invoices and billing.
Lucky Patel ’23: [email protected]
Aaron Fernandes ’24: [email protected]
Feb. 9, 2023
Delegates totals are fixed on this day. After this date, schools are financially responsible for the reserved delegate total. Final payments are due. Background guides and country assignments posted.
Conference Chair Tyler Kwong ’23 sends moderators committee assignments
Tyler Kwong’23: [email protected]
Feb. 16, 2023
Final payment is due to BC High. Make all checks payable to BC High 150 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125
Attn: Dr. Nick Argento Model UN Moderator