High School Academic WorldQuest (AWG) Competition 2016
Location: Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Room,
6401 Richards Avenue in Santa Fe
Cost: $15 for adults (students and teachers attend for free)
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 23!
The Academic WorldQuest is produced by World Affairs Councils of America (WACA). It is a national quiz bowl competition designed to strengthen and enlarge the factual knowledge base for high school students. The CIR Student/Faculty Committee is organizing the local competition, and we have, to date, four teams from two schools scheduled to compete. This is a quality academic competition which has grown and matured in the past ten years of competition. This is the first year that Santa Fe CIR has competed.
WACA has identified the 2016 topics as:
- Asia Matters for America
- International Trade and Finance
- Sultanate of Oman
- Privacy in the Digital Age
- The Arctic
- Food Security
- Organization of American States
- Great Decisions
- Current Events
WACA provides 100 multiple choice questions which are derived from readings also identified by WACA and provided to the Santa Fe high schools. The readings are all from quality primary sources, e.g. Council on Foreign Relations, New York Times, The World Bank, and The BBC. The local Santa Fe high school with the highest score gets sent, all travel expenses paid by CIR, onto the national competition held in Washington DC. on April 23. There are 48 WACA locals, e.g. Portland, Boston, who are competing in the 2016 national competition.
We are inviting a limited number of CIR members to attend. The $15 covers a breakfast burrito buffet, pizza lunch, and a scoring sheet which will allow you to play along and follow the 100 multiple choice questions.
Any questions about the AWQ, contact Dr. Jeff Case at the CIR office. To RSVP and for other questions, contact Susan at the CIR office: 505-982-4931, ext. 102.