The Academic World Quest nationwide competition took place on the 23rd of April, 2016, in Washington D.C. The competition welcomed a wide range of high schools representing different cities all over the nation. The entire Las Vegas Community was fortunate enough to be represented by the amazing Nevada State High School team who, after finishing up first out of the eight hardworking teams involved in the local competition, went on to score a high of 70 points in the National Competition.
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.”