WorldQuest is not only a wonderful event that is a well-rounded, engaging, and fun test of knowledge related to international affairs, it is also a great opportunity for students to meet other students, teachers, and professionals who share a common interest in global issues.
The fun, easy-to-understand multiple-choice format creates an environment of collaboration within teams and helps students to engage in dynamic discussion about complex topics. My team and I were also a delegation to UAA’s Model United Nations conference, and World Quest was essential in teaching us how to work together and communicate effectively with one another about what is going on in the world and the best ways to react.
Even though World Quest is a national competition (with the added bonus of the winning team getting to represent Alaska at nationals in Washington D.C.), it feels like a tight-knit community event with an introductory social period, speakers, and prizes. To a high school student, it is challenging and can be high-stakes, but it is also fun and welcoming.
As a former student of Eagle River High School that was heavily involved in Model United Nations and participated in World Quest twice, World Quest was a fun, interesting event that I looked forward to each year.
Testimonial shared by Ciera Stafford, WorldQuest 2015 & 2016
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