WACHH brings Academic WorldQuest to Beaufort County Schools

A “Challenging” New Outreach Program

This year, World Affairs Council of Hilton Head is working in cooperation with the Beaufort County School District to bring Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) to five high schools in the County. A Flagship Program of the national World Affairs Council’s system, AWQ is a team game in which student’s knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, and culture is tested in competitions throughout the school year.

Our County’s first inter-school competition will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Hilton Head Island High School “Small” Gymnasium. WACHH hopes to sponsor the 2013 winning team’s participation in the national competition in Washington, D.C.

Categories for study in 2011-2012 are:

• US Education: Competing Globally
• US Energy Policy
• US Economic Competitiveness
• Middle East
• Afghanistan/Pakistan
• China

BACKGROUND

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship education program for high school students on global issues, Academic WorldQuest.

Founded in 2003, the competition is a team game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. During the academic year preceding the National Competition in the spring, approximately 3000 students across the country participate in competitions hosted by over 40 local World Affairs Councils in 26 states.

Winning teams are invited to represent their high school, city, and local council at the national competition, held in the spring each year in Washington, D.C.

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