The team building IMMUNS goes far beyond just our High School Secretariat group. The MUN class composed of high school students, along with the MUN Club of middle school students work rigorously to make IMMUNS a reality at ASFM. Our MUN class is in charge of various projects encompassing the entire MUN Program, such as being chairs, and creating the IMMUNS academic magazine, “The Sundial''. Additionally, the MUN Club introduces and prepares students for the basis of the MUN protocol, promoting their ability to debate and express ideas.
MUN Secretariat is the governing body of IMMUNS. Our team consists of 32 dedicated students who plan, develop, and bring IMMUNS to life with the help of our advisor, Maria Angela Guerra. Responsibilities for Secretariat include: recruiting chairs, writing background papers, printing simulation materials, creating the IMMUNS website, finding sponsors, inviting delegates, collecting delegate fees, assigning countries, holding ceremonies, providing meals and breaks, organizing parties, finding emergency delegates, and attending to the needs of teachers, to name a few. Planning IMMUNS is an enormous task, and the Secretariat class is ready to tackle it all and enjoy the journey.
This year, the MUN class — containing 32 students — is focused on being great chairs, organizing Pal Socials for ASFM, and creating The Sundial magazine. This academic publication is included in the IMMUNS delegate packet which promotes awareness of several viewpoints about the world at large. Through The Sundial, we hope to foster critical thought and assist delegates in educating those in their communities. Additionally, MUN students are encouraged to participate in chair training and several in-houses to prepare for IMMUNS, ensuring ready and well-rounded chairs.
Our MUN Club comprises 56 hard-working 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th-grade students ready to participate in MUN events such as in-house to gain the skills they need to move forward in the MUN class. Secretariat aims to help these students learn how to research complex topics, write position papers, debate, and participate in MUN simulations through workshops, sessions, meetings, and other activities.
- Camila Limon, MUN Club Coordinator