Webster University and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis will host the 16th Annual Academic WorldQuest competition at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 in the Luhr Building.
During this three-hour competition, nearly 120 high school students from the St. Louis region will answer questions about world affairs. The winners of the competition are invited to participate in the national WorldQuest competition in Washington, D.C.
WorldQuest is the only international knowledge competition held annually for students from all public and private high schools in the St. Louis region. Webster University is the primary host of the event.
Historically, 35 to 40 of the more than 100 high schools invited field a team of four students to answer seven rounds of 10 questions on diverse international topics. There is no charge for any of the participants. The winning team receives an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to represent St. Louis in a national competition involving over 50 cities, which will be held in the spring of 2018. Second and third place finishers and the team named “Rookie of the Year” receive cash awards to fund school projects.
The World Affairs Council of St. Louis is a non-profit, membership funded organization pursuing global awareness in St. Louis. Since its founding in 1948, the Council has been responsible for sponsoring community events that include Ambassador Forums, topical panels and seminars and academic roundtables. Its mission is to sponsor programs that increase St. Louis community awareness of international people, cultures, and businesses.
Thursday, November 30 at 5:00pm
475 E. Lockwood, 63119