Updated: Jul 1, 2022
Forces combined June 15th to create a so-called “Super Class,”
composed of the delegates of the International Affairs, Education, Legislative, and Business and Commerce Schools of Instruction. Here, they met with various special guests: Susan Thornton, Betsy Cohan, Governor Bob Holden, and Min Fan were among these special guests. Via Zoom, these speakers explained their stories involving their diplomacy journeys.
I met with delegate Emma Fitcher of Clark City to ask her a few questions about the lecture. She believes that the idea of a “super class” is beneficial to delegates because it is an “even collaboration between the different Schools of Instructions.” Her favorite speaker was Susan Thornton, a retired U.S. Diplomat with almost 30 years of experience with the U.S. State Department in Eurasia and East Asia. Fitcher noted that she related to the stories of Thornton due to her mother experiencing life
under the Soviet Union, like Thornton. After being asked about her connection to international relations and the reason she took the class she said, “I was interested in learning other government systems because sometimes I have a hard time wrapping my head around not everyone being American and not everyone having the same freedoms.”
She encourages all of the future delegates to enroll in the class because it is a good way to interact with other classes. She mentioned a question that one of her fellow classmates asked, “How do I stay culturally accepting of other students' cultures and how can I encourage that in the classroom?” This merged the best of both worlds, Schools of Education and International Commerce. The “Super Class” formed a bond between classes that typically would not be combined.