After a long night of travels, we all made it to the Opening Ceremony at last. Although we did not get much sleep, the adrenaline kicked in and we were feeling the nerves mixed with excitement. Not knowing what to expect, we all filed into the seats of the ceremony eager to see what awaited us. The beautiful campus of Carol Baur surrounded us as we sat in the warm sun gazing at the breathtaking view of the city. As the ceremony began, we were delighted by the melodious tunes from the Mexican Military. We felt extremely welcomed by many important Mexican officials. Felipe Queipo, a United Nations Member, inspired us as he stated “the youth are not the future, they are the present.” After the ceremony, we were ready to begin in our committees discussing worldwide issues and brainstorming our own solutions together.

Mary O.