Academic WorldQuest National 2012 Competition Completed!

National Academic WorldQuest 2012 Tee Shirts

The 10th Academic WorldQuest 2012 national competition hosted by The World Affairs Councils of America was held on Saturday, April 21, in Washington, DC.  No photos yet from our team from the Springfield Renaissance School, but we have a few from WACA to share.

Congratulations to the winners of the National Competition.  Placing first was Plano Senior High School representing the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.  Keystone School representing the World Affairs Council of San Antonio.  And we can bask in a little shared Commonwealth glow as WorldBoston fielded the third place team from Walpole High School.

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui giving his observations on US-China relations.

The weekend included a reception at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China where Ambassador Zhang Yesui gave his observations on the US-China relationship, a reception at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, and an exciting, down to the wire Academic WorldQuest National Competition complete with a sudden death tiebreaker round.

The teams also heard from students from the Hayah International Academy in Cairo in Egypt who talked about their experiences during the revolution.

Students from Hayah International Academy in Cairo discuss their experiences during the revolution

We will be recognizing all of the students and schools that participated in our local Academic WorldQuest competition in January at our next Instant Issues event on May 17 featuring Dr. Michael Klare.

About Cynthia Melcher

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