HHS 2014 Class President Frieswick Receives Model UN Appointment

Tess Frieswick speaks during a Haverhill Rotary Club meeting. (Photograph courtesy of Haverhill Rotary Club.)

Two years after graduation, 2014 Haverhill High School class President Tess Frieswick is still making her hometown proud.

The National High School Model United Nations program selected Frieswick to serve as under-secretary general of the special committees at next year’s conferences at the United Nations in New York City.

“She will be in charge of hundreds of students from around the country and around the world in special Model UN committees such as Security Council, WHO and more,” said HHS international relations teacher Zachary Simmons, adviser to the school’s Model UN team.

A sophomore at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Frieswick had to apply for the position, Simmons explained.

“The International Model United Nations Association, which runs the National High School Model UN, must have been very impressed with (Frieswick) to give her such a large responsibility,” Simmons said. “That’s huge!”

Frieswick is not the first former HHS Model UN team member to move on to a leadership position.

HHS graduate Alejandro Lopez, who studies at University of Massachusetts Lowell, was chairman of the NATO Committee at a recent regional High School Model UN conference at UML, where HHS finished third of 10 participating high schools.