Keystone Academic WorldQuest teams dominate regional competition

Teenagers holding trophy
Feb 09 2024

Keystone Academic WorldQuest teams dominate regional competition

Teenagers holding trophy

First-place winners, from left: Zoe (10th grade), Julia (11th grade), Ishan (12th grade), Lucas (11th grade)

Once again, Keystone excelled in this year’s regional Academic WorldQuest competition, winning the top three spots and earning another trip to the national meet in April against other regional winners throughout the country.

The Keystone teams:

First Place: Lucas (11th grade), Julia (11th Grade), Ishan (12th grade), Zoe (10th grade)

Second Place: Neerja, Nidhi, Cristiano, Kunling (all 9th graders)

Third Place: Aadhya, Raymond, Emily, Ashwin (all 9th graders)

What’s more, the fourth-place team also came from Keystone. That team consisted of 10th graders Shaum, Suhin, Sarim, and Darsh.

A field of 16 teams from seven different local schools came together for this week’s regional competition. The other schools have been working for years to unseat Keystone as the longtime regional champs. Keystone has won regionals every year since 2011.

In this competition, students answered ten rounds of ten difficult questions each on various international relations issues from resources assigned by The World Affairs Councils of America. This year’s topics included:

  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Alliance and Collective Defense in a Changing World
  • Demographic Dividends – Population Shift in Africa
  • The Global South
  • Sports and Diplomacy
  • Country in Focus: South Korea
  • Promoting a Green Europe
  • Women’s Contributions to Track II Diplomacy
  • Navigating AI: The Global Workforce
  • Great Decisions
  • Current Events

Way to go!

Four teenagers wearing award medals

Second-place winners, from left: 9th graders Nidhi, Kunling, Cristiano, Neerja

Four teenagers wearing award medals

Third-place winners, from left: 9th graders Aadhya, Emily, Raymond, Ashwin

Group shot of teenagers in suits

Keystone’s Academic WorldQuest delegation

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