Santa Margarita will host the South Orange County Model United Nations Conference (SOCOMUN).
This event is being organized by students Jake Lawicki and Brittany Genthert, both of Mission Viejo.
SOCOMUN is an opportunity for high school students to learn about the Model United Nations Program, which simulates the workings of the United Nations.
High school students serve as delegates discussing global issues such as terrorism, HIV/AIDs, drug control, deforestation and child labor.
Nearly 1,500 students from 20 high schools are expected to attend. The SOCOMUN conference is the largest one-day MUN conference in the world.
The public is invited to watch.
This is the schedule:
- 8:30 a.m. – Schools Arrive
- 9:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
- 9:30 a.m. - Icebreakers
- 10:30 a.m. - Committee Session Begins
- 3:15 p.m. - Committees End - Meet in Moiso Family Pavilion (gym) for closing ceremonies
- 3:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremonies
- 4:00 p.m. - Delegates Dismissed (this time is approximate)
Schools Scheduled to be in Attendance
- JSerra Catholic
- Capistrano Valley
- Crean Lutheran
- Desert Mirage
- El Toro
- Huntington Beach
- Laguna Hills
- Livermore Valley Charter Prep
- Los Osos
- Mater Dei
- Mira Costa
- Mission Viejo
- Mission Vista
- Rim Country Middle School
- Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate
- Sage Hill School
- St. Bernard Catholic
- Tustin High
- University High
- Woodbridge High