Five John Jay Students Win Awards at Boston Model United Nations Conference (BosMUN)


Elyse Sherr (Verbal Commendation), Daniel Gordon (Best Delegate), Simrit Uppal (Outstanding Delegate), and Sophia Decubellis (Verbal Commendation)


With a delegation of 21 members, JJMUN attended BosMUN, a premier, overnight conference in Boston. Hosted by Boston University, the conference took place February 10-12, 2017. Boasting a large group of underclassman, as well as several board members, the conference served two purposes. For the younger members the three day conference was a perfect introduction to the competitive atmosphere at conferences hosted by colleges. In addition, five Juniors and Seniors won awards at the conference. These upperclassman, who all serve in various roles on the club’s board, were recognized by Boston University for showing an exemplary performance in the committee.

This conference marked the most awards that John Jay received at an overnight conference in the past four years.”


Through two conferences (UNISMUNC and BosMUN), JJMUN has won nine awards spread out between seven people. John Jay students represented fifty unique positions throughout the two conferences.


These students include:

Ike Radin, US Senate, James F. Byrnes (D-SC), Verbal Commendation

Lucy Siegel, Press Corps, Washington Post, Verbal Commendation

Sim Uppal, UN Habitat, Kazakhstan, Verbal Commendation

Kailas Amin, Paris Climate Change, Mali, Outstanding Delegate

Daniel Gordon, Ad Hoc, Minister of Agriculture/Interior, Outstanding Delegate


Sim, Secretary:

“BOSMUN was a bittersweet conference for me since it was my last conference of high school. I had so much fun debating a prevalent issue in our country which is Syrian refugees and their living conditions. It was super fun spending time with the John Jay delegations and making new friendships. I’ll always remember this conference and the amount of fun I had.”

Lucy, Recruitment:
“I loved Press Corps because it gave me a whole other perspective on Model UN. I enjoyed it so much that it will definitely be a committee at JJMUNC IV next year!”

Kailas, Technology:

“I loved BOSMUN because it allowed me to meet so many like-minded people. Before this I’d had never met so many people who were passionate about solving the same issues I was.”


Ike, Historian:
“BOSMUN has always been my favorite conference. It was my first overnight conference back in 9th grade and it is now also my last overnight conference. I have come full circle.”

It’s been a pleasure to attend BosMUN for the past several years. I participated this year in the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General. The Ad-Hoc (BosMUN’s first) was developed by Lara Cohen and Crisis Director Henry Sales. Sathvika Ramachandran served as the Chair of the committee and Desmond Lee Molloy served as the Co-Chair. The committee was incredibly detail oriented which, along with a midnight crisis, firmly places it among my favorite committees in Model UN. Especially after chairing the Triple Ad-Hoc committee at JJMUNC, it was also a full circle experience for me to be a delegate in one for my last year of MUN.

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