We are Proud to Announce the 2021 AWQ Las Vegas winners are from Southwest Career and Technical Academy. The team will be traveled to Nationals in Washington DC in April 2022 to represent the city of Las Vegas, sponsored by us, the World Affairs Council of Las Vegas.
ACADEMIC WORLD QUEST
Las Vegas teens go to Washington, D.C. to participate in Academic WorldQuest
Great Job! SWCTA 2022
As a reminder, the Academic World Quest is a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils system, invented by the Charlotte Council. It is a team game testing competitors’ knowledge of a variety of subjects such as: international affairs, geography, history, culture and many more. It is also a unique opportunity for participants to meet and experience a diversity of people and cultures while challenging themselves in a friendly environment.
“Participating in The Academic World Quest greatly heightened my knowledge of world affairs. I find that even after the competition, I am still keeping up with current events and occurrences in both the domestic and international spheres. It was an overall great experience that opened up a lot of doors for me and made me aware of many related career and scholarship opportunities. I was also able to see the nation’s capital for the first time which, was absolutely amazing.”
“The Academic World Quest competition was an amazing opportunity for my teammates and me to visit our nation’s capital, meet like-minded students from around the country and broaden our global perspective.”
“In the past, I would have never seen myself participating in a competition such as World Quest. However, I am really glad I did. It was great experience competing and meeting other teams from different states/countries. I learned so much in the process, and would gladly do it all again.”
As said by the quotes from the team members mentioned above, The Academic World Quest competition could simply be summarized as a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the nation’s capital in a fun and an educational environment. And really, just an overall, great adventure worth living.
Congratulations once again Team Las Vegas and thank you for making us proud.
The World Affairs Council of Las Vegas would like to encourage more high school students and their schools to join us in next year’s competition and help strengthen global understanding in our community as well as creating stronger citizens in the United States of America.
Academic WorldQuest Program
Academic WorldQuest is a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils system. The game was invented by the Charlotte Council and 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 national competition in Washington, DC in March 2003. Participants come from high schools that work with the World Affairs Councils network.
The Way it Works
The competition is played between four-person teams who answer rounds of questions projected by PowerPoint onto a screen. The questions test their knowledge of current affairs, world leaders, geography, recent history, flags, international organizations, countries, regions, the world economy, culture, religion, and more. A full competition is 100 questions, 10 rounds of 10 questions per round. The winning team is the team with the highest number of correct answers.
Organizing a Team
There are 43 local competitions around the country. The winners of local competitions are invited to compete at the national competition, held in Washington, DC each Spring. Since 2007, all teams must win a local competition in order to qualify for the national competition. Local councils support their teams in a variety of ways, including contributing towards travel expenses to the national competition.
If you are a student or teacher and would like more information about getting involved in Academic WorldQuest, please contact: