Carolyn Nilsen, Sabrina Torres, Ethan Ko, Ryan Ramos, Quinn Webster and Dina Saccacio all made this remarkable journey. The conference was held in Beijing.
The students had the opportunity to visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Lama Temple and attend the three day conference.
The conference included students from 40 international schools, including schools from India, China, South Africa, Qatar, Philippines, Nigeria, Singapore, Sweden, Fiji, Mexico and South Korea. Santa Margarita Catholic High School was the only school from the United States to attend. The students from the SMCHS MUN program represented the countries of Japan and Brunei. The students debated a wide variety of issues such as arms control, sustainable development and human rights issues.
“The eleven-day trip gave the students a whole new prospective on China, and the world we live in,” said SMCHS MUN Director John Remmell. “Our students had an opportunity to grow intellectually, socially and spiritually as a result of their experiences on this trip.”