For Immediate Release
Date: April 24, 2013
Contact: Ivana Situm
Dulles High School Sends Students to Compete in
Academic WorldQuest National Competition in Washington, D.C.
World Affairs Council of Houston ¨C A team of four students from Dulles High School will compete in the 11th Annual Academic WorldQuest™ National Competition on Saturday, April 27th at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Academic WorldQuest, hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), is a team competition testing high school students¡¯ knowledge of international affairs, current events and foreign policy topics. The four Dulles High School students competing in Washington are among the over 200 finalists from over 4,000 students that competed in regional qualifier competitions hosted by local World Affairs Councils, from Alaska and Hawaii to Florida.
¡°We¡¯re extremely proud of the excellent work and intellectual ability demonstrated by each member of our team from Dulles High School. These students represent some of the very best of the nation¡¯s young minds with a keen interest for the trends and implications of today¡¯s global affairs,¡± said Linda Wuest, Executive Director. ¡°We¡¯re looking forward to cheering them on at Academic WorldQuest and as they continue to cultivate the skills and knowledge needed to live, work, and thrive in the global economy.¡±
The team from Dulles High School will be represented by: Eric Chan, Saiesh Kalva, Srikar Ranga, and Shashank Vura. The team is coached by Rita McMahon.
This year¡¯s WorldQuest™ competition is sponsored by: Ben Fink
About Academic WorldQuest™
Academic WorldQuest™ is a flagship youth education program of the national network of World
Affairs Councils. It is a team game testing high school students' knowledge of international affairs. In the game, four-person teams compete by answering multiple-choice questions divided into ten unique and engaging thematic categories. Academic WorldQuest is the only program of its kind for American high school students and highlights WACA¡¯s dedication to educating the next generation of global leaders and problem solvers.
About the World Affairs Councils of America
The World Affairs Councils of America network consists of nearly 100 non-partisan, non-profit councils across the country from Alaska to Puerto Rico dedicated to educating and engaging the American public on global issues. Its programs reach more than 500,000 people each year.