Clements at CTMUN


Friday, Nov 1, the Clements Model United Nations Delegation left for The University of Texas at Austin to compete in the 25th annual Central Texas Model United Nations (CTMUN) Conference. With sponsor Mason McKie and chaperone Sarah Drake, eleven students attended the conference for three days.


The conference kicked off in the auditorium of the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center on campus. The opening ceremony included a speech from the Secretary-General of CTMUN, Trisha Ashar and guest speaker, former CIA employee and current clinical professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, James “Pope” Paul, a former CIA employee.


With a motion to open session and a majority vote, over 500 delegates dismissed to their respective committees. The conference consisted of five committee sessions: one on the first day, three on the second day, and the last one on the third day. During these sessions, delegates compete through formal debate and the practice of diplomacy on the topics they were assigned. 


Clements delegates participated in 6 of 17 committees. The following are the committees and the Clements competitors in them. Included in the list are the individual awards they reaped for the delegation. Best delegates place first overall in their events; outstanding is second; honorable is third.


GA Plenary 

  • Mario DePavia (Honorable Delegate)
  • Emily Nguyen 
  • Jingzhuo Zhang

The World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Apurva Desai (Outstanding Delegate)
  • Norah Rami (Best Delegate)
  • Katherine Lin

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  • Laurenz Quinto
  • Danish Khan (Best Delegate)

1965 – U.S. House of Representatives

  • Aizaz Bokhari

Boxer Rebellion

  • Claire Xin (Honorable Delegate)

Marvel’s Decimation

  • Grace Dehner (Best Delegate)


Because of the delegation’s overall performance, it won Best Small Delegation. The award was rewarded by Clements alumni Ali Zaidi.


The conference concluded with the passing of the role of Secretary-General to another Clements alumni, Jared Hrebenar.