Hey everybody! My name is Breck, and no you didn’t read that wrong. I’ve lived in Montgomery for about as long as I’ve been going to LAMP, and I’m lucky enough to be a LIMUN chair this year through the support of the great community and opportunities around me. Apart from being a full-time nerd (which, let’s face it, if you go to LAMP or partake in LIMUN, then you are) I do a lot of other things like cross country, volunteer-work, youth in government, peruse music, play guitar, speak fluent spanish, go to church, write, ect. I’m a little strange, a little loud, but I love what I do, and I try to take interest in every endeavor I saddle myself with.
I’m very excited to be chairing LIMUN this year, and I hope to make it an experience that people can make their own. I’m all for being passionate and self-educated about things that truly interest you, so I hope the presence of this year’s special committee can give everyone the opportunity to broadcast their skills in discussing something that may not necessarily be scholarly, but will be innovative and exciting nonetheless. Not every debate has to be historical, and not every school event has to be stiff or rehearsed. My first year in LIMUN I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, so I had somebody stick me in a general assembly committee about nuclear weapons, which wasn’t really my thing. The next year, however, I discovered what special committees were and why they are so special. I went from minute participation and feeling uncomfortable to being passionate and excited, which actually led me to win the best delegate award! So I remembered that experience and carried it with me, and the same thing happened the next year. After reflecting on the complete 360 that being in a special committee with fair, fun, and passionate leaders did for my LIMUN experience, I hope to carry that tradition on by providing something similar for this year’s special dual crisis committee. I know it’s going to be fantastic, so I encourage anyone who feels like going a little outside their comfort zone or taking a break from the monotony of reality to apply for my committee!