Academic WorldQuest makes it 13 titles in a row

Feb 10 2023

Academic WorldQuest makes it 13 titles in a row

Keystone’s Academic WorldQuest teams scored big this week. The school’s three teams took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the regional competition this week.

This makes 13 years in a row that Keystone has captured the regional title and advanced to national competition.

Here’s Keystone’s top-placing team (from left):

  • Lorenzo, 12th Grade
  • Julia, 10th Grade
  • Ishan, 11th Grade
  • Andy, 12th Grade

Keystone’s winning team travels to Washington, D.C. for the national finals in April.

Meanwhile, the other two teams performed well and it looks like Keystone is in a good position to continue its run of dominance.

The second-place team of 10th graders André, Bodhi, Lucas, and Malia were all first time participants who performed well and are poised to fill in for the graduating seniors.

The third-place team of 9th graders Darsh, Shaum, Sarim, and Suhin finished strongly and look to form the backbone of teams in the coming years.

Academic WorldQuest pits four-player teams of high school students in testing their knowledge of international affairs. Teams answer 10 questions in 10 thematic categories. Here are this year’s topics:

  • Securing the Future of the World’s Wildlife
  • The Arctic Council: Frozen Cooperation
  • Atrocity Prevention and Accountability
  • Combating Global Food Insecurity
  • Economic Sanctions – A Double-Edged Sword
  • Country in Focus: Ethiopia
  • The Future of Supply Chains
  • Battle of the Century: Autocracy vs. Democracy

Congratulations to all the winners and good luck at Nationals!

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