Anderson Children's Foundation

World Affairs Council

World Affairs Council of the Desert

Academic WorldQuest Student Competition (2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2015-2016, 2014-2015)

World Affairs Council of the Desert sponsors the Academic WorldQuest Student Competition; a journey of learning in which youth expand their academic knowledge and understanding of world affairs by reading and comprehending complex digital sources. This process opens up students' minds to complex subjects as they research, study, and prepare their sources. The experience culminates in the "QUEST": a team game that tests high school students' knowledge of international affairs. Any high school in the Coachella Valley may register a team, and students of any age may participate. Scholarships are awarded to each student on the top three teams as well as to students on the team most improved from the previous year. The top three teams also win trophies, and others can receive the Special Spirit Award. These prizes encourage teamwork, diligence, and community involvement, and demonstrate an investment in students' futures.

Contact Person: John Welty

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