The World Affairs Council of Palm Beach is dedicated to academic outreach through curricula for young adults at the high school and college levels. We invite interested students to attend our speaker events. During our 2014-2015 season, we plan to partner with high schools, colleges and universities in Palm Beach County and surrounding areas and introduce inter and intra school debates on World Affairs., As part of our education outreach, the World Affairs Council of Palm Beach sponsors Academic WorldQuest. 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.
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.
The World Affairs Council of Palm Beach presented the 2015 AWQ Competition in Palm Beach County on February 28, 2015 hosted by Northwood University West Palm Beach. Five local schools participated in the competition. Saint Edwards School of Vero Beach won First Place; Suncoast Community High School Riviera Beach earned Second Place; Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts West Palm Beach placed Third ; American Heritage High School Delray Beach and Oxbridge Academy West Palm Beach earned Honorable Mention.