Sign up for Academic WorldQuest

TRAVERSE CITY — Registration is now open to all area high schools for the fifth annual Academic WorldQuest, a free, quiz bowl-style team competition on international affairs set for Feb. 1 at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City.

Teams consist of four students and an adviser. Schools may field more than one team. Petoskey High School won the 2017 regional competition. More than 4,000 high school students compete nationwide. The winning team gets a trip to Washington D.C. to compete at the national level in late April, an experience that previous winners have described as “the trip of a lifetime.” All participating students will have the chance to win a number of great door prizes the day of the competition, plus lunch.

The International Affairs Forum and Northwestern Michigan College organize the competition. To get involved;

  • email by Nov. 22 to indicate your school’s interest.
  • Teams will answer ten rounds of ten multiple-choice questions on preselected topics. Study materials are provided online.
  • The competition will be held on February 1, 2018 at NMC’s Hagerty Center, noon-4 pm.

Watch a video of the 2017 competition here.

Release date: November 2, 2017

For more information:

Karen Segal
International Affairs Forum co-chair
(231) 715-6064


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