SMCHS hosts MUN conference

For 29 years,Santa Margarita Catholic High School has hosted the student-run South Orange County Model United Nations Conference, the largest one-day MUN conference in the world. This year’s student organizers, Catherine Wong ’22 and Chloe Vautrin ’22,  readily adapted to the challenges of hosting such a large conference in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working alongside the school’s Director of Educational Technology Scott Bricker and MUN Director and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert John Remmell, the students put together a plan to host the event virtually through the Microsoft Teams platform.  

While the conference typically draws local participants, holding the event virtually provided students from as far away as Indonesia, the Czech Republic, and India the opportunity to attend. Over 1,000 students from 30 different schools attended. 

SOCOMUN allows high school students to learn about the Model United Nations Program, which simulates the workings of the United Nations. The theme of the conference is “Learning from the Past, Leading the Future.”  

 

SCHOOLS ATTENDING: 

JSERRA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL  

Mater Dei High School   

Gahr High School  

Los Alamitos High School  

Laguna Hills High School  

OC Club MUN  

Tustin High School  

Capistrano Valley High School  

Ventura High School  

Marymount HS, Los Angeles  

Martin Luther King High School  

RSM Intermediate School   

MUN Mentors  

Noble and Greenough School (Massachusetts)   

University High School  

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School  

Laguna Beach High School  

Brawijaya University (Indonesia)  

Etiwanda High School   

Atascadero High  

St. Mary’s School  

California High School  

San Juan Hills High School  

Gymnázium Jana Nerudy (Jan Neruda High School – Czech Republic)  

Saint Bernard High School  

Sage Hill School  

Santa Margarita Catholic High School  

Ocean View High School  

Edison High School  

Huntington Beach High School  

Sunbeam Bhagwanpur (India) 

 

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