Tustin High Hosts Annual Model United Nations Conference
- November 9, 2016
- Posted by: Cuselleration
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Tustin High School is hosting its 24th annual Model United Nations (MUN) Conference on Saturdayand Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20. Over 1,200 students from more than 30 high schools throughout the state will participate in the event, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Through debate and collaboration, MUN students will be discussing a variety of international topics and current events.
“This annual student-run conference serves as a vital fundraiser for the Model United Nations program and is the largest MUN conference held west of the Mississippi,” said Tustin High MUN Director Tom Giebe, who is a Tustin High graduate and former MUN student.
Individual and group awards will be presented to students in several categories, including Best Research, Commendation, Outstanding Delegate and Best Delegate awards, along with large and small school delegation awards.
MUN is an academic program that offers an opportunity for students to simulate the activities of the United Nations organization. Students learn skills in researching, writing, negotiating, speaking and debating.
The program was started at Tustin High in 1991 as an extracurricular activity and has evolved into a four-year academic leadership academy curriculum with over 160 participating students, ranging from top honors to special needs students. Students compete at local, state, national and international levels.
“Over the years, Tustin High’s MUN team has ranked among the strongest in the nation and we plan to continue our standard of excellence,” Giebe said.
The team will compete internationally at the Haarlem Model United Nations Conference in the Netherlands in March and nationally at the University of Chicago in February, U.C. San Diego in April and U.C. Davis in May.
For more information about the program, call (714) 730-7414, ext. 87153.