On January 19, the Springfield Renaissance School won the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts Academic WorldQuest competition for the fourth time in five years! Since the competition began in 2006, Renaissance is the only school that has ever won more than once and now they are again preparing to go to Washington, DC, to compete in the World Affairs Council of America‘s national competition on April 27 at Georgetown University.
Longmeadow High School, who began participating in Academic WorldQuest last year, took second place, and 2011 champions Wilbraham & Monson Academy came in third.
The local competition is sponsored locally by St. Germain Investment Management Bacon & Wilson PC, and Rediker Software.
Chicopee High School, the International Baccalaureate Programme at Commerce (2006 champions), and the High School of Science and Technology (2007 champs) also participated.
This year’s topics–determined by the World Affairs Councils of America– included Current Events, Geography, the Middle East, China, Environmental Sustainability, Afghanistan & Pakistan, US Energy Policy, US Educational Policy the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and US Economic Competitiveness.
We will celebrate and recognize all the students who participated in Academic WorldQuest 2013 at an Instant Issues event to be scheduled later in the spring.