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Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest is the World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program. It is a lively, fast-paced team competition for high school students.

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Cedar Cliff High School winning team 2024
From left to right: Rory Gannon, Caleb Masshardt (captain), Rayna Johnson, and Jackson Kane

This event challenges teams of four to combine wits and correctly answer multiple-choice questions on global topics. The winning team will advance to the national Academic WorldQuest organized by the World Affairs Councils of America.

There will be 10 rounds. Each round will have 10 multiple choice questions. A prominent moderator will present these questions by PowerPoint. Teams then confer to reach a single answer. Each round is thematically different from the other rounds.

A team consists of 4 high school students.  Fees for teams:

  • One team: $40.00
  • Two teams: $50.00
  • Three teams: $65.00

2023-24 Topics

  1. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Alliance and Collective Defense in a Changing World
  2. Demographic Dividends – Population Shift in Africa
  3. The Global South
  4. Sports and Diplomacy
  5. Country in Focus: South Korea
  6. Promoting a Green Europe
  7. Women’s Contributions to Track II Diplomacy
  8. Navigating AI: The Global Workforce
  9. Great Decisions
  10. Current Events

Register a Team

1. Fill out the Form

2. Pay Registration Fee

Registration Costs:
One team: $40.00
Two teams: $50.00
Three teams: $65.00
Four teams or more: $15 per team

Send a check to:

Temple University Harrisburg
Walnut St. & N. 4th St
234 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Past Winners

Cedar Cliff High School’s varsity Academic WorldQuest team, led by advisor Mrs. Angela Kamps, proudly represented Pennsylvania and The World Affairs Council …

We are excited to announce that the Cedar Cliff High School team, winners of the 2023 Harrisburg Academic WorldQuest competition, has just …

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg’s 2023 Academic WorldQuest competition will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Elizabethtown College. …

   Congratulations to All Teams! First Place Teams: Upper St. Clair — Pittsburgh Cedar Cliff — Harrisburg   

WINNING TEAMS FOR 2018 ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST INCLUDE: FIRST PLACE — CUMBERLAND VALLEY   Cumberland Valley Wins First Place in 2018 Academic WorldQuest …

Congratulations to students of Cedar Cliff High, winners of the 2017 Academic WorldQuest Competition sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. …

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