Academic Student WorldQuest Competition


Thursday, February 8, 2018    
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
600 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, 99501

Event Type

Academic WorldQuest is a team competition testing students’ knowledge of global issues in the following categories:

  • Current Eventswq_national-logo
  • ASEAN at 50
  • India’s Bid for Global Power
  • Combatting Climate Change
  • Cybersecurity
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Great Decisions
  • The Peacebuilding Toolkit
  • America’s Diplomats

The Alaska competition on Thursday, February 8th will bring together 156 high school students to test their knowledge of global affairs. Participating schools include:

  • Alaska Middle College School / Dimond High School
  • Bartlett High School
  • Chugiak High School
  • Colony High School
  • Eagle River High School
  • Joe Redington Senior High School
  • MatSu Technical High School
  • Palmer High School
  • Service High School
  • South Anchorage High School
  • Wasilla High School
  • West Anchorage High School

Over 40 local World Affairs Councils host the competition across the country. The winning team from each local competition is invited to participate in the National Competition hosted in Washington, D.C. each April.

What is WorldQuest?

One of the greatest challenges facing our nation and our schools across the country is preparing our youth for the globally interconnected world of the 21st century. America’s ability to face the economic and security challenges of the 21st century and seize new opportunities is dependent on an educated and informed citizenry and workforce. Academic WorldQuest is a unique opportunity to expose our youth to the world outside our borders and prepare them for these challenges and opportunities.

2018 WorldQuest Recap

36 teams representing 13 hight schools competed on February 8th at the Dena’ina Center.

First place: West High School, Team 1

Second place: Service High School, Team 1

Third place: Matsu Technical, Team 1

The students on West High School’s winning team were; Henry Mildon, William Lee, Samuel Hiratsuka, and Corin Katzke. They were coached by John Ruhlin.

Thank you!

Join these amazing companies and individuals in supporting students challenging their global competency by becoming a supporter of Academic WorldQuest:

Individual Supporters:

Carole Anderson, Felicia Brusatto, Anna Baumgartner, Sharon Davies, Gary Dixon, Jocelyn Fenton, Julie Hirt, Larry Persily, Deborah Smith, Carolyn Rader, Maria Williams

In-Kind Donors: