Overview of Teton County Model UN- November 14 & 15, 2016

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


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