On May 19, Florence Ye from Wangenheim Middle School with the Patrick L. Pierson Award for Excellence in Economic Understanding and Reasoning at the Junior Model United Nations’ (JMUN) conference held at USD each year. SDCEE Board Member Rohn Trieglaff presented the award.
Ms. Ye was joined on stage by other students who were recognized for integrating economic concepts into their JMUN committee work.
SDCEE maintains its commitment to economics education through its support of the annual JMUN conference.
The annual Junior Model United Nations was held at USD on May 20. SDCEE is proud to continue is support of the this event and the JMUN organization.
The 2015 winner of the Patrick Pierson Award for Excellence in Economic Understanding Reasoning was Alex Reinsch-Goldstein from Del Mar Heights Elementary School. Congratulations Alex!
Each year SDCEE sponsors the Junior Model United Nations convention held at the University of San Diego (read about our involvement here). This year’s event was another resounding success. Awards were given in multiple categories and the annual Pat Pierson Memorial Economics Award was given to Ian Rodney, a 9th grader at Patrick Henry High School. A complete list of award winners can be found here.
The follow is an abridged version of a thank you note from Senior Jake Thomas.
I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the SDCEE and the EconEd Foundation for its long-term support of the San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference. Without support from this organization, I don’t see how this annual conference would be able to continue.
As my involvement with JMUN wraps up after six wonderful years, I wanted to let you know how much a role JMUN has played in my life. I signed up to participate in JMUN as a seventh grader because it sounded like it would be a fun way to learn about the world. I really didn’t know what I was getting into, but I kept at it, researching my country and committee subtopics. One of my resolutions made it into the packet and I was so excited for the conference.
In high school, I won several awards, and was chosen to speak at the closing ceremony. I knew then that I wanted to continue my involvement with MUN and help other kids gain the confidence needed to speak up.
Being a part of the San Diego Regional JMUN conference has given me a fantastic opportunity to provide leadership and support others, while also learning a great deal about the world and international relations. I still read the UN Wire and Foreign Policy emails daily.
Thank you for giving kids like me the opportunity to grow and learn about the world.
SDCEE continues to be proud if its involvement with JMUN.