Students Test International Aptitude at WorldQuest Competition

ATLANTA — Georgia State University recently hosted 52 high school students and their coaches in the Student Center ballroom for the 7th annual Metro Atlanta Academic WorldQuest competition.

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The WorldQuest winners from Mountain View High School.

The event, co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta — an affiliate of the Robinson College of Business — and multiple colleges and units at Georgia State including the College of Education, the Office of International Initiatives, the Office of the President and Undergraduate Admissions, is an outreach effort designed to broaden international awareness among high school students. Students were asked to answer 100 questions on 10 challenging topics. Themes ranged from U.S. energy policy, education and current events to China, the Cuban missile crisis and the Middle East.

Many of Atlanta WorldQuest’s high-performing student competitors study for months to prepare for the competition.The event spotlights Georgia State as a university of choice for high school students seeking an education enriched by global perspective and international opportunities and programs.

Sponsorships, support and prizes were donated by university units, local businesses and area organizations, including the School of Hospitality, the Confucius Institute, the Honors College, Georgia Council for Social Studies and the Georgia Council for International Visitors.

The winning teams this year were:
Mountain View High School (Team B) – 1st place
Grady High School (Team A)- 2nd place
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (Team A) – 3rd place

Mountain View High School’s WorldQuest team and coach Garin Berry will receive an expense-paid trip to compete in the National WorldQuest Competition in Washington, D.C., in late April. They will represent Georgia as well as the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

For information about this year’s WorldQuest and sponsors, please visit: http://www.gsu.edu/worldquest.

 
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