Last week, 31 sophomores from the Tokyo Jogakkan School (TJK) visited Dana Hall to strengthen their Model UN skills. The event was led by Dana Hall Social Studies Teacher and Model UN Coach Heather Panahi as well as some current and past members of DHMUN: Jackie Hayre-Perez ’17, Maya Panahi ’19 and L. Rashes ’20.
Students played public speaking games and rapid-fire geography ball, followed by a discussion/debate about whether Disney princesses are good role models for young girls. Panahi said, “Like the students at Dana Hall, our sisters at TJK are exploring the many ways that they can cultivate the skills that will prepare them for their roles as global citizens and future leaders. How wonderful that we can do this together!”
This is the third summer that TJK has visited Dana Hall. In September, DHMUN alumnae Mary Fulham ’13 and Elizabeth Fulham ’16 will travel to Tokyo to judge TJK’s third annual Model UN conference. Read more about the 2017 and 2018 collaborations.
"My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."