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Students participate in Spanish-only UN exercise

Morgan Aguilar
February 17, 2017 05:36 PM

About 100 high school students saw what it would be like to be a UN Ambassador on Friday.

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Students from Albuquerque High School and three private schools met at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for the Spanish Model UN exercise.

Each student was given a country to represent. After breaking up into groups, they were given a crisis to solve.

"They need to determine what their country would do, who would they make friends with, who are the alliances and who are the people they need to be aware of and protect themselves from, how is their economy going to be impacted," said Susan Langner, teacher at Albuquerque High School.

To add to the challenge, students must communicate with each other completely in Spanish.

Spanish Model UN has been going on for 6 years. It started with Bosque School, and 4 years ago Albuquerque High became the first public school to participate.

Organizers hope to get more schools involved, especially from Grants and Los Lunas.

"We want those schools that are not acknowledged," said Claudio Perez, Co-Founder of Spanish Model UN. "We would like them to be part of this whole model UN community." 

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