CLEIMUN18 is finally coming to a close. On behalf of St. Edward High School, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, and our sponsors, thank you for attending this year’s conference. Throughout these three days, we made so many memories and helped to promote Diplomacy in a Violent World. We hope that as your Press Team, we helped to positively amplify your CLEIMUN18 experience. We had fun, and we hope you did too.
This year’s Press Team brought together two individual teams. The CLEIMUN18 Press Team, led by Dylan Zsigray and Hannah Carruthers, partnered with the transition CLEIMUN19 Press Team, led by Richard Perrins. This partnership ensured that after the departure of the CLEIMUN18 Press Team, comprised of all seniors, there would be continuity ahead of next year’s conference.
This year, we also made changes to help interact with you, the participants, more. We put more of an emphasis on our website, press.cleimun.org. Throughout these three days, we have published numerous articles, promoting aspects of our conference, delegates who attend, and the brilliant resolutions that you put forth in committee. Yesterday, on Day 2, you all debated 23 resolutions and passed 15 of them. We posted press releases online and shared the news on Twitter. We hope that you celebrate the achievement of passing resolutions that you worked on.
With our Chief of Social Media, Mary Chura, we also put more of an emphasis on modernizing our platforms and interacting with you all more. Our Twitter was viewed by over ten-thousand people over these three days. Participants also followed us on Instagram and Snapchat. On Snapchat, our own Jack Brancatelli designed a Snapchat filter that proved to be very popular amongst participants.
We also replaced our full newspaper that you may have familiarized yourself in years past with a Daily Print Bulletin, which worked better in numerous ways. First, logistically, our Press Team was able to spend more time on creative content as we did not have to create a full newspaper each day. But, more importantly, the reception of the Bulletin was well received. Look for it to return next year!
Overall, it has been the honor of our lives being your CLEIMUN18 Press Team. Some of us have done CLEIMUN from the start, while others just joined our team this year. Either way, the experience of interacting with you across all platforms has been unforgettable. We spent a year planning for these three days, and our planning work paid off. Thank you for supporting us this whole journey. All of us are off to college now, so look for a new Press Team next year. We will remember you all.
CLEIMUN is FUN!
Your CLEIMUN18 Press Team