President of the General Assembly
My name is Jason Patsatzis, an 11th Grader at the German School of Athens, and I will have the utmost honor of serving as President of the General Assembly at the 17th CGSMUN Conference. By the time of the conference, I will have marked 4 years of MUN; in those 4 years I have seen great change not only in myself but also the ones around me; however, most notably it has helped me understand what I wanted to do in my life and the kind of person I wanted to be. Model United Nations may seem like just an extracurricular activity for some; however, for others it goes way beyond, it even goes beyond the premise and essence of MUN. MUN is not about the people you meet or the conferences you attend, it is about the way you perceive things and the way you influence others. In simple terms, MUN is a learning experience which does not prepare you just for school, but rather for your entire life, with some of the skills you develop during MUN conferences being of vital importance. With that being said, I really look forward to meeting every single one of you in December!