High Schools! Compete in WorldQuest!
Engage your high school students and/or your school in the annual “World Quest” competition which exposes 30- 35 teams of four students plus a team faculty advisor to compete against each others’ command of current world events, geography, history, politics, flags, and world leaders. This exiting, fun competition will have students remember important world facts for years to come.
What is WorldQuest?
World Quest is a copyrighted offering of the World Affairs Councils of America. In more than 30 cities annually, teams from local High Schools compete to test their knowledge of current affairs and other subjects of global importance. Team members may be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Schools are encouraged to select an alternate in case one of the four team members is unable to attend the event. There is no cost to participate. There are 7 rounds of questions flashed on a power point screen with 30 seconds to answer each. The winning team will represent St. Louis at the national World Quest in Washington, D.C. each Spring, with all expenses paid. It gives the winning team a chance to visit monuments, museums, the capitol and the White House. Help your team to world quest fame with skills they will never forget and which enhance their career interests and successes. Second and third place winners earn $500 or $250, respectively, for a favorite school project.
If you are interested for your school or know a school which might be interested in this fun competition, call Robert Fischer (314)727-9988 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website often to copy the current calendar of enlightening, fulfilling events. Become a member or a donor on line, or business sponsor to help defray uncovered expenses for this event. Contributions may also be mailed to World Affairs Council of Greater St. Louis, 812 Olive Street, Ste 110; St. Louis, MO 63101-1507. Your donations will be gratefully acknowledged for tax deduction purposes.
What constitutes a team?
Teams can consist of only four students. Team members may be freshman, sophomores, juniors or seniors. Schools are encouraged to select an alternate in case one of the four team members is unable to attend the event.
Who is invited to participate?
All public and private High Schools in the St. Louis region.
How do we Register?
Is there a registration Fee?
There is no cost to participate.
- 1 question displayed one at a time on a PowerPoint screen.
- 30 seconds to answer the question.
- 7 Rounds with 10 questions each.
- Team members are to work together to answer the question.
Prizes and Honors
- First Place:The winning team will represent St. Louis at the National WorldQuest competition in Washington D.C. in Spring 2017 all expenses-paid.
- Second Place: $500.00 divided among the participants/Used for a school project.
- Third Place: $250.00 divided among the participants/Used for a school project.
- Other achievement awards and drawings will be given out during the competition
Additionally, the winning team members will visit museums, monuments and hopefully the White House. Second and third place winners will receive prizes that may include cash or gift certificates.
How should you prepare your team for WorldQuest?
- First: identify your school’s best and brightest students.
- Second: by any process of your choice, narrow your field of participants to four students and one teacher/adult chaperone.
- Third: register your team with us
- Fourth: encourage team members to read periodicals such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Economist.
Here are this year's (2016) topics:
- Current Events
- Peace and Conflict in Today's World (USIP)
- European Union
- Countering Violent Extremism
- Women in Technology
The Council needs YOU as a Sponsor to help defray costs estimated from $8,000 to $10,000. Sponsors will be prominently recognized in the activities leading up to ,during and following the event. To learn how support this program through your tax-deductible sponsorship fee call Mr. Robert Fischer at 314-727-9988 or email him at email@example.com.