Middle School came together on November 7th for the annual UN Day. Each student represented a country which they spent weeks researching. They arrived to the event fully prepared to defend the interests of their people in four work sessions: nuclear proliferation, climate change, government corruption and immigration. Each session attempted to come to agreement on a resolution to be presented to all nations. Some resolutions passed, some failed. The experience taught the students about diplomacy, debate, compromise and serious global issues. “The United Nations Day experience gave our middle school students an opportunity to be leaders, to discuss challenging world topics, to experience public speaking, and to learn about the importance of dialogue and listening to resolve conflicts,” said Peter Manzelmann, one of the teachers who organized the event.