Academic World Quest

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AWQ 2015 Competition

Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) was created by the World Affairs Councils of America in 2000 to foster, increase and celebrate interest in international relations among high school students. Each April, between 40 and 60 teams from across the nation face off in Washington, DC to see which team knows the most about international relations, current events, US foreign policy, and world regions. Students also visit museums and monuments in our nation's capital and meet international leaders at receptions and tours.

For the fourth year in a row, the NNIC and the University of Nevada, Reno Honors Program are sponsoring a local competition on January 28, 2017 to select Northern Nevada's representative to the national contest. The Davidson Academy, Fortuna HS (from California!), McQueen HS, Reno HS, and the Sage Ridge School have all taken part in prior years, and the Davidson Academy came in first place locally, and in 21st place nationally, in 2016. Read about that here and here.

The contest is open to all Northern Nevada high schools and we invite you to participate! To be a part of WorldQuest in 2016-17, contact AWQ Coordinator Dr. Daniel Villanueva at or (775) 784-1455, or Alyssa Yocom at! More information can also be found at the links below.

Information and Links

Local WorldQuest timeline (.pdf file)

High School Team Registration Form (.pdf file) (if more than one team per high school, please complete 1 per team)

World Affairs Councils of America homepage

 Academic WorldQuest website

 Academic WorldQuest Study Guide (coming in December!)