Indian Springs’ Junior United Nations Assembly of Alabama (JUNA) Team participated in the 2020 JUNA Annual Conference on January 23–24 at Birmingham Southern College.
An opportunity for eighth-graders to experience how the United Nations operates, the JUNA Annual Conference gathers teams from schools across the state to identify issues in countries around the world and work together to propose and present solutions.
Indian Springs’ team—Willa Rose Akins ’24, BB Butler ’24, Mays Dunbar ’24, Adan Padilla ’24, and Eve Socolof ’24—chose to represent the country Honduras, where pollution has resulted in a lack of safe water for over half a million citizens.
The team’s proposed solution included the implementation of a volunteer-run water treatment facility and programming to teach best practices for the prevention of pollution. The resolution passed review by the Environmental Committee and then by the General Assembly, from whom they received a final vote of 40 “For” and 2 “Against.”
Indian Springs’ team finished the conference with the third-highest resolution score and received an honorable mention award for “Outstanding Nation.” Team member BB Butler ’24 also received an individual honorable mention award for “Best Boy Delegate.”
The team is sponsored this year by students Clara Rominger ’21 and Chloe Williams ’23. Indian Springs was also represented at the conference by several student leaders:
Adrienne Belser ’22, Ambassador
Gibson Goodrich ’23, Committee Chair
Olivia Honeycutt ’22, Tech Team Staff
Victoria Kindall ’21, Ambassador
Kennedy Tyson ’22, Committee Chair
Carlton Wallwork ’23, Committee Chair
Congratulations to Indian Springs’ JUNA Team!