Santa Clara Valley Model United Nations is an MUN conference in the Bay Area hosted by Santa Teresa High School. Every January, over 1,000 delegates across schools on the west coast come to engage in rigorous debate and policy making. Soon to reach its 50th year, which would make it the second oldest and second largest conference on the west coast, SCVMUN’s goal is to empower students to reach their full potential in speech and debate while educating them about the politics and policy of the world. To further enrich each and every high schooler’s perspective on the world, SCVMUN invites a distinguished speaker each year to communicate to the students the importance of diplomacy and how it affects people’s lives around the world.