Begun in 1945, over 450,000+ students around the world participate annually in Model United Nations (MUN) programs, starting as early as middle school, and particularly in the high school and college years. MUN gives students the opportunity to step into the shoes of ambassadors and negotiate global issues in interscholastic mock sessions of the United Nations. The invariable result of MUN is an exponential leap in understanding the issues and concerns of the global community, as well as skill development in researching, writing, negotiating, speaking and debating. This immersion in the ultimate international simulation imparts the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the development of successful global citizens and leaders of the 21st century. MUN prepares young people for life.
Marymount High School holds a serious, long-term commitment to the Model United Nations program, having supported MUN on campus since 1982. Traditionally, MUN at Marymount High School is a co-curricular program open to all classes at all times, freshman through senior and annually, approximately 15-20% of the student body participates at some level. The program has a formal charter and annually elected officers, the Secretariat, the seats on which are highly coveted and prestigious. General meetings are held twice a week throughout the academic year, while the members of the Secretariat convene frequently in addition to these meetings.
Mentorship is an integral and vital element of the Marymount MUN program; advanced students are dedicated to helping teach research, writing and presentation techniques to novices. Marymount MUNers compete annually at 6-8 conferences and have sponsored an invitational conference on campus, “MM-MUN,” every year since 2007. Besides conferences, the program sponsors the annual Global Community Week in conjunction with the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on October 24th as well as numerous collaborative and fun events related to the program’s mission to engender awareness of global political and social issues.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Theresa Menard, email@example.com
Assistant Faculty Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth Bonino, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretaries General 2022-2023: Gabriella Abraham '23, email@example.com and Lola Castorina '23, firstname.lastname@example.org