By Emerson Harned

The ICJ program finished their hard work at this conference with the showcase rounds. The International Court of Justice Showcase round is arguably the highest level of debate offered at KUNA, and four justices are given less than 24 hours to prepare their argument. …


By Lily Wobbe

This year’s HS KUNA 3 candidates each bring something unique to the table. Although it’s been difficult to campaign online, the candidates have made the most of the process. Here’s a Q and A with each of the candidates.

Avery Dobozi, Assumption High School

Iman Dashti, duPont…


By Emerson Harned

In the midst of a pandemic where many in the world feel like giving up, Kentucky’s teens have kept going, kept fighting. In a non-COVID-19 world, students across the commonwealth would attend KUNA at the Galt House or Crowne Plaza in Louisville. …


By Lily Wobbe

In addition to debating resolutions proposed by ambassadors from different countries, there are several special programs that KUNA has to offer. One of the most demanding but most rewarding programs is the International Court of Justice, a program where advocate teams argue sides of international disputes. …


By Emerson Harned

HS KUNA 3 hit it off strong with Secretary General Demos Negash’s opening address. Comparing KUNA to the work of the Pixar films, he gave an inspiring speech saying that Kentucky’s students have the power to create change, and this conference is how we can do that.


Sammy Knapp and Ella Cooper

It is officially KUNA season for High school 2 students. The excitement has been growing for weeks, and now we all get to celebrate our countries and debate till we drop! This time of year is also very special because it is KUNA election season…


Hannah Henry

Over the past two days, I’ve heard a number of resolutions from the countries in Voting Committee Two, covering topics ranging from Australia’s deforestation problem to Ireland’s rainwater harvesting initiative, and the Russian justification of the annexation of Crimea.

In Resolution 18, Russia proposed to be allowed to…


Emily Bechtel

In last night’s optional fun time, there were four choices: Trivia, Talent Stage, Silent Disco, and Mini Games. However, what is a way to exert those leftover “debate” feelings then use them in a little friendly competition? Why trivia, of course!

The trivia festivities were led by President…


Sammy Knapp

KUNA is a time for growth and learning. Resolution Sponsors work diligently to educate themselves and others about a variety of issues. We hear about issues that we may never have heard about otherwise and ones that are always on our minds. …


Emily Bechtel

As we begin this virtual KUNA, we see that ambassadors can almost literally “zoom” across the world in the World Expo. In this event, each school presented their represented country’s culture and potentially its resolutions. …

Kentucky YMCA Media Corps

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