Academic WorldQuest is an exciting team quiz game designed to enhance international education. Teams compete in six rounds and the winning team wins a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest Competition (coordinated by the World Affairs Council of America).
Punahou School, Kamehameha Schools, and Kaiser High School teams placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively, in a field of 288 students on 75 teams from 28 schools who competed in PAAC’s 13th Annual Chevron Academic WorldQuest Competition on November 17th, 2012. Emcees Mylen Yamamoto and Michael Bennet led the competition, which took place simultaneously on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and the Big Island. Categories included China, Current Events, UN Millennium Goals: Environmental Sustainability, US Economic Competitiveness, US Education: Competing Globally, and US Energy Policy. See more photos at www.facebook.com/paachawaii
The winning team from Punahou received airfare and hotel accommodations and will represent Hawai‘i in the National WorldQuest Competition in April 2013.
- “From this point on, I will, and must continue my journey of learning about the world.”
- “I learned that hard work and dedication are the keys to success in both global relations and WorldQuest.”
- “It is not only myself and Hawai‘i; there is a whole world out there waiting to be explored.”
- “I learned a lot about topics we would otherwise overlook, like APEC economies and what each specializes in.”
- “These topics are crucial to change the world.”
Mahalo to Other Event Sponsors:
Atherton Family Foundation
Friends of Hawai’i Charities
G.N. Wilcox Trust
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
Hawaii State Dept. of Education McInerny Foundation
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Shidler College Center for International Business, Education, and Research
Mahalo to emcees Mylen Yamamoto and Michael Benney, and judges Alan Davis, Cindy Adams, and Ray Tadaki.
Mahalo to Question-Writing and Review Committee:
Anthony Allen, Natasha Schultz, Ray Tadaki, and Stacy Nojima.
Mahalo to Volunteers:
Anthony Allen, Illeana Argyris, Tien Austin, Marc Borcena, Megan Kanemaru, Kelly Morrow, Ray Tabata, Tomoka Yamada.