World Affairs Council of Palm Beach Presents
International Quiz Competition for High Schools
Saturday, February 28, 2015 – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Pledger Room at Northwood University, West Palm Beach
What Is Academic WorldQuest?
It’s a team trivia game testing each competitor’s knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, public health policy and culture, with questions on current events and fun facts. Teams for the local contest consist of four to eight high school students from the same school. The winning local team then travels to Washington, D.C. for the national contest.. Teams for the national competition consist of four members. Teams compete by answering rounds of questions testing their knowledge of world affairs.
Academic WorldQuest is a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America, now widely played at the adult and high school levels around the country. The contest was invented by the Charlotte (NC) Council and now is widely played at the adult and high school levels around the nation. The World Affairs Councils of America started the national competition in Washington, D.C., in March 2002. Participants come from high schools sponsored by World Affairs Councils throughout the United States.
The World Affairs Council of Palm Beach will host the 2015 Competition in Palm Beach County in February 28, 2015. American Heritage High School Delray Beach, Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts West Palm Beach, Oxbridge Academy West Palm Beach, Saint Edwards High School Vero Beach and Suncoast Community High School Riviera Beach will participate in the local competition.