Check out the answers from Academic WorldQuest 2017!
Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) is a team game challenging competitors’ knowledge of international issues in areas like geography, history, current events, culture and more. As the Council’s largest education initiative, AWQ began in 2005 with three teams and has grown to include almost 60 high school teams from around the state. AWQ is an exciting ‘global gauntlet’ challenge engaging students in international affairs as teams compete for the opportunity to represent Montana at the national competition in Washington D.C., a trip made possible with the generous support of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.
Teams of four high school students from any grade level put their heads together to answer 10 rounds / 10 multiple choice questions per round, on critical global issues.
Last year, teams traveled to Missoula from all corners of the state: Bigfork, Hot Springs, St. Regis, Gardiner, Billings, Frenchtown, Wolf Point, Shelby, Lincoln, and Noxon to participate in the global event.
Represent Montana in Washington D.C.
Each year, the winning team from the state competition travels to Washington D.C. with their advisor to represent Montana at the National Academic WorldQuest Competition where they compete against other teams from public, private, and charter schools from across the county. Montana’s winning teams have come from across the state, including Frenchtown High School in 2013, Billings Skyview in 2011 and 2009, and Hellgate High School in previous years. These teams have represented our state well, often placing in the top 10, and have even placed in 2nd and 4th on two separate occasions. While in Washington, teams participate in a variety of global events and tours. This exciting program is generously sponsored by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.
Benefits of AWQ
Academic WorldQuest prepares students for international studies and careers in the global economy. The topics are compatible with, and enhance the study of many existing curriculums and AP courses. In addition, AWQ provides students from the winning team with a sponsored trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national competition, as well as a $1,000 scholarship to each student of winning team to the University of Montana.
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors who made AWQ 2016 Possible!