GSU Middle School Model United Nations Conference

Were your kids in school today? Or were they solving the world's problems? Some gave it a shot at Georgia Southern University's Middle School Model United Nations Conference. It's a chance for the kids to debate solutions to the problems in the Middle East. They dress up to represent their chosen countries, serve as delegates, and meet in a variety of different settings.

Organizers say they're pleased with the turnout. "The model UN at Georgia Southern has increased steadily over the last several years," said program director Dr. Barry Balleck. "And with this conference now, we have 600 students and advisors and that's an increase of about ten percent from last year."

Students from more than 25 area schools participated in this year's conference.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com