Webster University and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis will host the 15th Annual Academic WorldQuest competition on Thursday, Nov. 3 in Grant Gym. From 5-6 p.m., there is a pizza and soda get-together for the competing students and their advisers. From 6-9 p.m., the competition takes place with a professional moderator at the helm.
WorldQuest is the only international knowledge competition held annually in St. Louis for students from all public and private high schools in this region. Webster University has become the title sponsor for this event, which includes the primary role of hosting. Webster also provides the majority of the funds used in staging this event and distributing the awards described.
Historically, 30 to 35 of the more than 100 high schools invited field a team of four students (can be any combination of freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors) to answer seven rounds of 10 questions on diverse international topics such as the European Union, China, Women in Technology, Peace and Conflict in Today's World, Countering Violent Extremism, Current Events and Turkey (all this year's topics).
There is no charge for any of the participants. The winning team receives an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to represent St. Louis in a national competition involving over 50 cities in April 2017. Second and third place finishers and the team named “Rookie of the Year” receive cash awards to fund school projects.
If you would like more information about the competition or would like to register your high school's team, please contact Elizabeth Hatfield or Robert Fischer at (314) 727-9988 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.