Academic WorldQuest Returns in February!

Moderator Peter Sokolowski at Academic WorldQuest 2012

Moderator Peter Sokolowski at Academic WorldQuest 2012

After a one year break, the World Affairs Council will be bringing Academic WorldQuest back on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Chicopee High School.  Four-student teams from any high school, public or private, in the four westernmost counties of Massachusetts or Northern Connecticut are welcome to compete.

Peter Sokolowski, Editor-at-Large for Merriam-Webster will return as moderator.

This year’s topics include:

  • Current Events
  • Great Decisions
  • NATO
  • Asia Matters for America
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Privacy in the Digital Age
  • The Arctic
  • Food Security
  • Organization of American States
Academic WorldQuest 2014 champs: Emily Carson, Danielle Bellefeuille, Brian Popovich, Emily Zeno & faculty coach Gina Markowski

Academic WorldQuest 2014 champs: Emily Carson, Danielle Bellefeuille, Brian Popovich, Emily Zeno & faculty coach Gina Markowski of Wilbraham & Monon Academy

Competing teams will be provided with a study guide to prepare.  The winning team will go on to represent the Council and the region at the The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2016 Academic WorldQuest National Competition hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, DC on April 23.

Teams must be registered by December 1 and can get more information by calling our office at 413-733-0110.

To get a sense of what Academic WorldQuest is like, please check out this video from 2014, produced by board member Jeremy Cole, of Jdcole-tv here

About Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts
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