Challenging the Leaders of Tomorrow
Academic WorldQuest is a Flagship Program of the World Affairs Council network. It is a team game testing competitors' knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and culture. There are currently more than 40 local competitions held around the country and the winners of these local competitions are invited to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest held in Washington, D.C. each spring.
In 2005, the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville began its own local Academic WorldQuest competition, named in honor of Admiral Jonathan T. Howe, USN (Ret.), the Council's Chairman of the Board from 2006-2012. The Jacksonville program has grown to include 51 teams from 23 high schools in Northeast Florida. High schools participate with one to three teams of four students each and answer six rounds of multiple choice questions.
The team with the most creative team name and each of the three highest scoring teams are awarded medals and small prizes. What's more, the Jacksonville Council sends the winning Academic WorldQuest team and their high school advisor to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national competition each year.
The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is pleased to announce that the 2017 Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest competition will be held on Wednesday, November 1 (5:30 – 8:00 PM) at the UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center.
We cordially invite all area high schools to join us for this fun, fast-paced & competitive evening of international trivia!