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Candy Wilmot, Staff Developer for KLSD and leader of John Jay High School’s Model UN team, has been recognized by MUN Education as one of fourteen Model UN Educators of the Year, worldwide. This list includes educators from the U.S. as well as Honduras, China, and Canada.
Model UN is Model United Nations, an extra-curricular activity in which students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. John Jay High School sponsored its third annual Model United Nations Conference in November 2016.
One of Wilmot’s students, Daniel Gordon—an MUN Institute alumni and leader of the school’s JJMUNC MUN conference—had much to say about the JJHS team and their leader.
“Ms. Wilmot is a passionate and knowledgeable Model UN advisor who acts as the liaison between the students and the school administration. Without her hard work, none of our MUN trips or events would be possible. She helps students organize permission slips, funds, and the trip itineraries to make the conferences the best they can be. Her kind spirit brightens each and every meeting we hold.”
Another student, Giovanni Wolfram, said, “Candy always keeps us on track during our meetings and makes sure we’re on our best behavior during our overnight trips. By doing this, she allows us to perform the best we possibly can. Candy also was a huge help in setting up our own Model UN conference and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without her.”