Delegates win at TritonMUN

Iona Lee

Members of Harvard-WestlakeModel United Nations (MUN) participated in TritonMUN, a one-day virtual conference hosted by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) on April 16. Delegates from the school were assigned to different committees to discuss specialized topics and their global impact.

Several students from the school won awards through their individual committees. Zoe Kramar ’24 and Alex Lee ’24 each received Best Delegate. Jake Lancer ’24 and Jackson Tanner ’24 each earned Outstanding Delegate, and Sophia Vourakis ’24 earned an honorable mention. The school also earned Best School for its overall performance at the conference.

MUN President Cory Porter ’22 said that she was proud of the school’s performance and appreciated the time delegates spent preparing.

“I’m really proud of how our delegates performed at TritonMUN,” Porter said. “To win a delegation award along with all the individual awards is a huge feat, and I know that everyone put in so much time and effort to make that happen.”

Kramar said she appreciated her award and was proud of what she accomplished in her crisis committee surrounding the death of Joseph Stalin.

“This was my first time participating in a crisis committee, so I was unsure of what to expect,” Kramar said. “It was incredibly rewarding to see my character arc turn into a practical reality and influence the direction of the committee. This is my second year doing [MUN], and this was the first time that I’ve won Best Delegate, so it was very exciting.”

Lancer said he was proud to represent the school and participate in the conference alongside talented peers.

“I was really excited and even more so because the only person I lost to was [Lee], so If I wasn’t going to win, I was really glad he did,” Lancer said. “On top of that, it felt great representing our school, as I contributed to us winning best school.”