On January 16, seventh graders Evan Kendall and J.D. Miller, participated in a Model United Nations conference hosted by Williamsburg Middle School in Arlington, Virginia. Seventh grade history teacher Mr. Wills is the school’s Model UN coach and advisor. The conference  was the second of  this school year, and was attended, via Zoom, by more than 50 students from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Evan and J.D. chose to participate on a historical committee which debated the causes and effects of World War I.  For this activity,  each student was assigned a  historical person to study and portray throughout the debate.  J.D. played the role of Austrian General,  Franz Conrad von Hotzendorf, while Evan portrayed the journalist and French statesman, George Clemenceau.