World Affairs Council of Hilton Head announces the winner of the Beaufort County 10th Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition
Sports competitions between high school teams abound, but this past Saturday, 38 students across Beaufort County stretched their brains, not their muscles. Academic WorldQuest, a student outreach program of the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head, challenged eight teams from seven area high schools who answered 100 questions on topics related to world affairs. The competition is much like the “College Bowl” of the 1960s, where four-person teams engage in a fast-paced quest to demonstrate their knowledge of global issues. The event was held at Bluffton High School, the 2020 Academic WorldQuest Competition winner.
Since September, students, and their coaches at participating schools (Battery Creek High School. Bluffton High School, Heritage Academy, Hilton Head High School, Hilton Head Christian Academy, John Paul II Catholic High School, May River High School) have been preparing for the competition with many hours beyond their regular school workload. The impressive global knowledge skills of these students were certainly on display. The competition was intense, with many schools just points away from winning.
In the end, after ten rounds of competition and two tie-breaking rounds, the 2022 Academic WorldQuest trophy was awarded to Hilton Head Christian Academy. May River High School earned a second-place finish.
Hilton Head Christian Academy competed in the 2022 Academic WorldQuest Competition based in Washington, DC, on April 26th representing the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head. Congratulations to all the coaches, students, and supportive parents for their outstanding efforts!