Academic WorldQuest – Update for HS Students, Teachers, Parents

ALERT for High School Teachers, Students, and Parents — and their families and friends.


WorldQuest teams and students interested in learning more about WorldQuest will gather on Saturday, November 12th at Belmont University in Nashville for a practice match.

If you are planning to form a team for the February 12, 2017 State Championship WorldQuest match or are considering putting together a team please contact the World Affairs Council so we can include you in the planning. [ | 931-261-2353]

WorldQuest is a quiz-bowl like global trivia competition that encourages high school students to learn more about the world through a fun and rewarding game. Four-student teams tackle ten topics in state and national matches. [Details on Worldquest at this link.]

For the practice match we encourage complete teams to participate, however, that is not a requirement. We welcome officially organized teams that have completed the team pledge form, as well as students (even less than foursomes) who are just testing the waters and want to know more about WorldQuest.

So, if you’re interested please contact the World Affairs Council to get your name on the November 12th practice match list.

Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest is the flagship youth education program of the Tennessee World Affairs Council (TN WAC) and the national network of World Affairs Councils. It is a team game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs.

The TNWAC organizes the WorldQuest competition for Tennessee high school students to encourage global affairs awareness education.  The Council will assist teams in preparation and organize two matches: a fall practice match on NOVEMBER 12, 2016 AND the state championship match, hosted at Belmont University FEBRUARY 12, 2017.  The winning team in Tennessee will advance to the National Championship match in Washington on APRIL 29, 2017, with transportation and lodging provided by the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

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Current Events 1
Current Events 2 *
Peace and Conflict in Today’s World
Combating Infectious Disease
The European Union 
Countering Violent Extremism 
Global Megacities
Women in Technology
* The national competition in Washington in April will have a category based on the “Great Decisions” series and only one “Current Events” section.

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at:  

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