by Claire Miller
High school students from across the state will showcase their knowledge of current events and international affairs during the seventh annual Metro Atlanta Academic WorldQuest at Georgia State University March 2.
Hosted by the College of Education, the World Affairs Council of America-Atlanta (WACA), and the Georgia State Office of International Initiatives, WorldQuest is an academic competition that tests contestants’ knowledge of current and world events, economic policy, education and other related topics. Schools across Georgia send four-student teams to compete in the event, which asks team members to answer 10 sets of questions.
“Preparing for WorldQuest encourages participants to expand their perspectives globally, to ask the questions that build an understating of the complex issues impacting our world,” said Laurie Forstner, WorldQuest co-coordinator. “The competition itself is challenging – students among peers with similar interests, working in teams to test their knowledge.”
The winning team from this competition will represent metro Atlanta and compete with other teams from across the country at the national competition in Washington, D.C., later this year.