Southeast Alabama Model United Nations (SAMUN)
Recently Ms. McDaniel had a group of 6th graders participate in the Southeast Alabama Model United Nations (SAMUN) program. SAMUN is an educational simulation and academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. SAMUN involves and teaches participants research, speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Ms. McDaniel's group represented the Nation of Turkey. They wrote a resolution outlining an issue that Turkey has and asked the United Nations to assist in fixing that problem.
Today, students received from Dr. Bynum their individual participation certificates, team certificates, and a plaque for Best Resolution, which is the highest award in the entire competition.