Overview of Teton County Model UN – November 12 & 13, 2018

Teton County Model UN (TCMUN) simulates the United Nations system. Student delegates from across the Northern Rockies play the role of diplomats from countries worldwide with the aim of passing resolutions on pressing global issues. TCMUN offers a unique opportunity to help students learn about a broad range of critical global issues while instilling democratic processes, parliamentary procedures and diplomatic behaviors.

TCMUN is a project of InterConnections 21 in collaboration with Teton County School District #1, Jackson Hole Community School and the Journeys School of TSS.

Student delegates vote to pass a resolution at TCMUN 2011


TCMUN 2017 Award Winners

2017 Most Outstanding Delegates & Honorable Mentions:

Commission on the Status of Women

Most Outstanding Delegate: Sara McWhirter (Journeys School), Ecuador

Honorable Mention: Audra Mary (Wood River), El Salvador

International Atomic Energy Agency

Most Outstanding Delegate: Harry Northrop (One Stone), Russia

Honorable Mention: Ben Anderson (Wood River), Germany

Chair’s Recognition: Mason Moore (Teton HS), Ethiopia

UN Environment Assembly

Most Outstanding Delegate: Kiara Sims (Kelly Walsh), France

Honorable Mention: Victoria Northrop (One Stone), Iran

General Assembly Third

Most Outstanding Delegate: Millie Peck (Jackson Hole HS), Guatemala

Honorable Mention: Hennessey Star (Wood River), El Salvador

Security Council

Most Outstanding Delegate: Janice Hall (Star Valley), Egypt

Honorable Mention: Shoshana Sangros (Jackson Hole HS), Kazakhstan

Chair’s Recognition: Joe Hall (Sun Valley), Senegal

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Most Outstanding Delegate: Jack Keating (Wood River HS), Germany

Honorable Mention: Sam Schmidt (Jackson Hole HS), Uruguay

Chair’s Recognition: Naomi Priddy (One Stone), Uganda; Trevan Baxter (One Stone), Russia; Abi Schoup (Kelly Walsh), Norway

World Health Organization

Most Outstanding Delegate: Cayley Fleishman (Kelly Walsh), France

Honorable Mention: Sophie Jensen (Jackson Hole HS), Gambia

Chair’s Recognition: Madeline Webb (JH Community School), Algeria


Best Position Papers by School:

Sun Valley Community School

Joe Hall, Senegal

Honorable Mention: Julia Ott, Senegal

One Stone

Elise Malterre, Uganda

Cody High School

Mason Baum, Nepal

Honorable Mention: Natalie Call, Japan

Jackson Hole Community School

Daniela Garcia, Kenya

Honorable Mention: Lily Marvin, Kenya; Will Kucera, Netherlands

Wood River High School

John Keating, Germany

Jackson Hole High School

Sophie Delehaye, Somalia

Journeys School

Elisa Cink, U.S.A.

Star Valley

Jeanelle Hoops, Egypt

Kelly Walsh High School

Tess Bjorksten, Afghanistan

Teton High School

River Temple, Pakistan

2016 TCMUN Awards & Honorable Mentions

Best Delegates & Honorable Mentions:

Commission on the Status of Women

Best Delegate: Trisha Tamblyn (Cody HS) Egypt

Honorable Mention: Daniel Pepper (Jackson Hole HS) Tanzania

International Atomic Energy Agency

Best Delegate: Leo Corrales (Wood River HS) Germany

Honorable Mention: Ethyn Etchechoury (Sheridan HS)

UN Environmental Program

Best Delegate: Nathan Stouffer (Wood River) Guyana

Honorable Mention: Kiara Simms (Kelly Walsh) Liberia

General Assembly First

Best Delegate: Kyler Arriola(Jackson Hole HS) Zimbabwe

Honorable Mention: Millie Peck (Jackson Hole HS) DRC

Security Council

Best Delegate: Rosalie Daval (Jackson Hole HS) Uruguay

Honorable mention: Liam Brown (Sheridan) Spain

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Best Delegate: Isaac Loomis (Wood River HS) Germany

Honorable Mention: Mia Shumway (Star Valley HS) France

UN Children’s Fund

Best Delegate: Malila Freeman (Wood River HS) Dem. Repub. of Congo

Honorable Mention: Amy Cantrell (Wood River HS) Guyana /Eliza Marks- Bangladesh (Sun Valley CS)

Best Position Papers by School:

Sun Valley Community School

Gavin Blair

Sheridan High School

Claire Shnatterbeck

Cody High School

Emily Hollingshead

Jackson Hole Community School

Iris Hollis

Avery Holdsworth

Wood River High School

Malila Freeman

Jackson Hole High School

Lily Brazil

Journeys School 

Leila Sandlin

Star Valley

Mia Shunway

Kelly Walsh High School 

Sofie Bjorksten

Pinedale High School 

Marisa Salguero Rivera

2014 Award Winners!

Security Council

Most Outstanding Delegate: Olivia Ott / France / SV Community School
Honorable Mention: Jacob Jahiel / United States / Sheridan High School

GA Plenary

Most Outstanding Delegate: Sidney Roubin / Syria / JH Community School
Honorable Mention: Will Craft / Iran / Sheridan High School

GA First

Most Outstanding Delegate: Ryan Levy / Ukraine / JH Community School
Honorable Mention:  David Gray / South Africa / Kelly Walsh High School


GA Second

Most Outstanding Delegate: Walter Thulin / Ukraine / JH Community School
Honorable Mention: Lexi Forgey / Afghanistan / Kelly Walsh High School


GA Third

Most Outstanding Delegate: Annie Bruso / United States / Sheridan High School
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Chambers / Chile / Jackson Hole High School


Human Rights Council

Most Outstanding Delegate: Emmie Gockie / Iran / Jackson Hole High School
Honorable Mention: Sohaib Nashit / Pakinstan / Journeys School of TSS


Historical Security Council

Most Outstanding Delegate: Quinn King / Belgium / Jackson Hole High School
Honorable Mention: Marisol Hernández / Russia (USSR) / JH Community School


Best Position Papers

Cody High School: Madison Gail / Germany
JH Community School: Alena McIntosh / Russia
Jackson Hole High School: Emmie Gockie / Iran
Jackson Hole High School, JH Community School & Journeys  School – UN Clubs: Walter Thulin / Ukraine
Journeys School of TSS: Griffin Reichert / Republic of Korea
Kelly Walsh High School: David Gray / South Africa
Sheridan High School: Tyra Relaford / Israel
Summit High School: Theresa Morales / Ecuador
Sun Valley Community School: Olivia Ott / France
Star Valley High School: Madison Carriere / Germany
Teton High School: Kate Blair / Ethiopia
Wood River High School: Callie Weber / United Kingdom

Position Papers

Reminder – Teachers & students – don’t forget your position papers!

  • Position papers must be two pages long, they should include an introduction and both topics; “works cited” do not need to be part of the two pages (making it 3 pages long, if necessary).
  • The best position paper is to be selected by the teacher from each school.
  • The teacher should hand in to IC 21 the “Best Position Paper” on the first day of the conference, November 17, 2014. The other position papers prepared by students at each school do not need to be submitted to IC 21 but it is the teachers’ responsibility to ensure that they are completed prior to the conference.
  • At the TCMUN closing ceremony, IC 21 will provide an award (a medal) for the best position paper for each school,  which is to be given at the ceremony by the teacher of the respective school.

Please see attached documents for your reference and position paper format. Happy Monday!

Position Paper Writing Guide         Sample Position Paper

Writing Resolutions

Drafting and passing resolutions is often the most enjoyable part of the TCMUN Conference for students. Delegates work together and negotiate with other delegates to come up with suggestions for member states and UN bodies about particular issues concerning the committee topics. Below are resources for writing resolutions. While delegates will use these resources during the conference, it is a good idea to review these documents before arriving at TCMUN.

Resolution Criteria Guidelines

Resolution Clauses

Sample Resolution