There is no arguing that members of Elgin’s Model United Nations Debate Club are worthy adversaries.
With the support of sponsor teachers Jay Mundi and Nancy Greig, the Elgin Park Secondary students have taken home several awards at their last two competitions, which feature top debaters from the Lower Mainland who argue from a particular nation’s viewpoint on a given topic.
EMUN members Robert Zhang and Maha Nagaria have both taken home a number of awards. In a news release, Zhang – who serves as deputy secretary general of the club – said the club has been an “enlightening, refined and erudite red carpet for the leaders of tomorrow.”
Mundi, who also teaches Economics 12, noted that global issues are constantly discussed at EMUN debates, as well as in class, where topics include heavy matters, such as human trafficking.
“The students at times must put themselves in the shoes of others and provide researched evidence to back up any claims they make,” he said.
The class marked Nelson Mandela’s memorial – as well as Human Rights Day – on Dec. 10 by sharing an iconic quote by the South African leader on the school’s Twitter page (@ElginParkOrcas)