Local High School Students to Compete on International Affairs

Academic WorldQuest, the annual competition sponsored by the World Affairs Council of WNC among high schools in the area, was held on March 7th in the Peterson Conference Center on the Mars Hill College.  Eight teams representing six high schools participated.  Among the categories that were included in the testing were knowledge about current events, the 2008 Great Decisions program, modern Germany, and international crime and population issues as well as others.  The winning team from North Buncombe High school, along with its faculty sponsor, will fly to Washington, D.C. the weekend of April 3-5 to compete at the national level, paid for by WAC of WNC.  The other teams that competed locally were from Asheville, T.C. Roberson, A.C. Reynolds, Swain County, and Brevard High schools.

The competition was funded by contributions from members of the World Affairs Council since funding from local foundations and corporations dried up in wake of the recession.

The WorldQuest competitive team quiz game was invented by a board member of the Charlotte Council.  WAC of WNC has participated for six consecutive years.  Local board members believe it is one of the most important activities they sponsor.

For further information, contact Jim Lenburg at Jlenburg@mhc.edu.


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