Bluefield State College welcomed 100 area students to a model UN conference. Students took on the persona of countries all throughout the world to simulate international diplomacy.
Organizers said this 30-year tradition helps to open the minds of young students and get them to see the world through the eyes of third world countries.
More than 100 students from both local high schools and middle schools participated in the event.
And the debates will continue on Tuesday at Bluefield State College and the top participants will be honored.