Academic World Quest

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC's International Affairs Forum will host 18 area high school teams at its annual Academic WorldQuest from noon-5 p.m. February 6, at the Hagerty Center.

The teams will compete for the chance to participate in the national competition, the flagship youth education program of the World Affairs Councils, to be held in Washington, D.C. in April. Topics in the 2020 competition include preventing violent extremism, ocean protection and US-Russia Relations.

"Academic WorldQuest has a great atmosphere of friendly competition. Studying current topics in foreign affairs helped me expand my view of the world, and traveling to Washington, D.C. was a fantastic experience," said Ted Roe, a 2019 Traverse City Central High School graduate and member of the Trojans' winning team. Currently a freshman at the University of Notre Dame, Roe participated in AWQ for three years.

The event is free and open to the public. Sponsors include: The Traverse City Record-Eagle, Jimmy John's, Shanty Creek Resort, Target, Best Buy, Common Good Bakery, Mundos Roasting & Co, Cicero's Pizza. State Theater, Cherry Republic, Grand Traverse Pie Co. and Paesano's Pizza.

Release date: JANUARY 27, 2020

For more information:

Julie Doyal
(231) 649-1781


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