Eugene Chang, Year 11
How have you shown significant commitment to the community, MUN, or global issues?
I joined MUN in Year 9, and have participated in not only conferences in which our school had links, such as SEOMUN, D2MUN, or SAIMUN, but external conferences over the holidays as well, such as MUNSG. All these different conferences have allowed me to strengthen my knowledge of the various global issues which have been of concern to nations, and furthermore assisted me to view such issues in a viewpoint which were very different to my personal stance, allowing me to broaden the perspectives in which various different ideas or issues may be handled. In conferences, I always respect and take account of the other delegations' input into the resolution, to construct an effective resolution which not only tackles the issue at hand but is applicable to other nations in the assembly.
How have you demonstrated that you embody the BIS HCMC ethos and values?
I believe that I am a very enquiring person who brims with curiosity and is eager to ask for clarification or explanation when I do not understand something, and multiple people have described me as so, teachers and peers alike. This characteristic of mine is the main force which drives me forward in academics and in MUN, and I strongly believe that it is one of the main adjectives which describes who I am.
I also respect and care for other people's opinions in class discussions and MUN debates alike, where I try to make the most out of their input by collaborating with them and making sure that their opinion is not ignored or silenced. I enjoy putting myself out in class discussions and make an effort to contribute my opinions and stances on topics, and have worked in the Student Council for two years, trying to represent the unique character of our form and also contribute the form's ideas to improve the school. Not only in Student Council have I done this, but also in the Catering Committee, where we have communicated our ideas well, and the outcome of this is visible, such as in the Cafeteria/Underground, where the leftovers are being inputted into a chart which is visible for students and therefore increase awareness of the sheer amount of food being thrown away. This implementation has resulted in positive effects, such as the general trend of leftovers decreasing.
Congratulations to Nina and Eugene on becoming the 2019 BIS Ambassadors to the United Nations! We can’t wait to read all about their adventures over the Summer.