Academic WorldQuest is a Flagship Program of the world affairs council system. Invented by the Charlotte Council, the game is now widely played at the adult and high school levels around the country. It is a team game testing competitors' knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, and culture. The World Affairs Councils of America started the high-school national competition at its headquarters in Washington, DC, in March 2003. Participants come from high schools that work with the World Affairs Council network.
Metro Atlanta Academic WorldQuest
Co-sponsored by Georgia State University and the World Affairs Councils of Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Academic WorldQuest is the local competition held annually to test Metro high schools’ international knowledge and determine the Metro Atlanta area WorldQuest high school champion to represent the Metro area at the national competition.
Who Can Participate?
Teams of interested high school students. A team consists of four high school students from grades 9-12. Teams may be accompanied by a faculty coach.
What is the competition like?
The competition involves ten rounds of ten multiple choice questions each. Answer sheets are submitted following each round and the team with the highest overall points wins the “Metro Atlanta WorldQuest High School Championship” and represents Metro Atlanta at the national competition.
Medals and trophies will be awarded to the best participating schools. Students going to the national competition will be sponsored and Certificates of Participation will be awarded to all participating schools.
Since the inception of this program four years ago, Metro Atlanta Academic WorldQuest has enjoyed support from the community, businesses and Georgia State University. Sponsors have included, Kroger, Publix, Newell Rubbermaid, Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Council on Internatioal Visitors, CARE USA, Fernbank Museum, TW Lord and Associates, to name a few. Airline tickets for the winning teams have been provided by Air Tran Airways. Following is a list of our 2011 sponsors.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
Our 2011 winners
For more information, please contact Laurie Forstner at 404-413-8121 or WorldQuest@gsu.edu