2011-2012 Academic WorldQuest
This year marks the 10th Annual Competition of the World Affairs
Councils of America's flagship education program,
Congratulations to the winners of the 10th Annual Academic WorldQuest National Competition
Plano Senior High School
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
World Affairs Council of San Antonio
Walpole High School
Desert Christian Academy
World Affairs Council of the Desert
The World Affairs Councils of America's 10th Annual Academic WorldQuest National Competition was a great success! The weekend included a reception at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China where Ambassador Zhang Yesui gave his observations on the US-China relationship, a reception at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, and an exciting, down to the wire Academic WorldQuest National Competition complete with a sudden death tiebreaker round. Be sure to check out photos from the weekend on our Facebook page!
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This year's categories focused on the Six Top National Security Issues facing the United States in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, as voted on by leaders of World Affairs Councils across the country: US Education: Competing Globally; US Energy Policy; US Economic Competitiveness; the Middle East; Afghanistan/Pakistan; and China.
Also included were: NATO, in recognition of the 2012 Summit taking place in Chicago; UN Millennium Goals: Child Health, as part of our yearly selection from the Millennium Goals leading up to 2015; Azerbaijan, a country at the nexus of Asia and the Middle East; and Current Events, a yearly category.
The 2011-2012 Study Guides includes all of the resources for this year's categories. All Questions for both the Local and National Competitions are drawn from the Academic WorldQuest Study Guide.
U.S. Education: Competing Globally
U.S. Energy Policy
U.S. Economic Competitiveness
UN Millennium Goals: Child Health
Competition Packet and Full Study Guide
The results are coming in! Congratulations to the Regional Champions who will be competing in the National Competition in Washington, DC on April 21, 2012.
List of Local Competitions and Winners
National Competition Details:
National Competition Rules
April 21, 2012
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road Northwest, Washington D.C.
Friday, April 20
12:00pm - 3:30pm: Registration - Georgetown University Hotel and Convention Center
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Reception - Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States
Saturday, April 21
8:30am - 1:00pm: Competition - Georgetown University Hotel and Convention Center
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Reception - The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
The prizes for the National AcademicWorldQuest Competition were generously donated by Lenovo.
First Place: The first placing team and coach (5 total) will receive:
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 420
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Place: The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th placing teams and coaches (15 total) will receive:
Lenovo A1 IdeaPad
Thank you !