The 2017 winning team from Punahou School: Jessica Sawai, Emily Wu, Tamara Sato, and Kaitlyn Kong
The Academic WorldQuest Competition is an exciting global trivia competition for high school students. Students, in teams of four, test their International IQ and the winning team wins a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest Competition. The Hawaiʻi competition and grand prize is generously sponsored by the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation.
Academic WorldQuest is a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America, a network of over 100 councils that engages more than 4,000 high school students annually across the U.S. to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy.
2017 Academic WorldQuest Competition
The 2017 Academic WorldQuest Competition was held on December 2, 2017 at UH Campus Center Ballroom, Maui High, Molokaʻi High, Kealakehe High, and Waiakea High. The 2017 categories were: Current Events, NAFTA, Combatting Climate Change, the Peacebuilding Toolkit, America's Diplomats, and India's Bid for Global Leadership. A study guide wass provided with the competition format and detailed resources on each of the categories to help students and teachers to prepare for the competition.
COMPONENTS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM INCLUDE