The 8th Annual World Affairs Council of Hilton Head (WACHH) Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) was held Saturday, February 23rd at May River High School. All Beaufort County High Schools were invited to send two teams to compete at the event. The winner of this year’s competition is Bluffton High School 1, coached by Pam Wolske. May River High School 1 came in second place and Beaufort High School 1 came in third.
The AWQ competition is a game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs like the “College Bowl” from the 60’s & 70’s. Over 3000 students across the country participate in competitions hosted by over 50 local World Affairs Councils in 26 states.
Teams had to answer 100 questions from topics such as current events, NATO, Great Decisions, North Korea, and Qatar. The Bluffton HS team won an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the WACHH where they will compete at the National AWQ competition held at the US Institute of Peace on April 26th and 27th. The national competition is attended by more than 225 of the nation's most promising high school students. The winners of the national competition will win prizes and an all-expense paid trip to Qatar this summer.
World Affairs Council of Hilton Head is proud to sponsor this great program and works in cooperation with the Beaufort County School District to bring AWQ to the six county high schools.
For more information about the program, visit https://wachh.org/academic-worldquest
First Place: Bluffton High School 1, coached by Pam Wolske
Second Place: May River High School 1
Third Place: Beaufort High School 1