Concord High School's Academic WorldQuest team is state champions -- for the second year in a row! On Feb. 6, the annual Academic WorldQuest Competition was held at Trabant Hall in the University of Delaware by the World Affairs Council of Delaware. There were 40 teams from across the state competing.
How WorldQuest Works:
- 10 topics are chosen by the World Affairs Council. This year, they were Current Events, Nuclear Proliferation, Privacy in the Digital Age, The Arctic, Asia Matters for America, Food Security, NATO, International Trade and Finance, The Sultanate of Oman, and the Organization of American States.
- Teams of four take on all of these topics, usually assigning each team member to two or three topics
- At the state competition, the teams sit together and multiple choice questions are displayed on a large projector screen. There are a total of 100 multiple choice questions, with 10 for each topic, and teams submit their answers electronically (they have about 30 seconds to answer).
- The team with the most points at the end of the day is declared the winner, and they are able to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to the national competition, held in Washington, D.C.
Concord's WorldQuest team of senior James Mauk, sophomores Dhruv Mohnot and Alex Russo, and freshman Connor Wagaman won the competition last year and placed 16th at Nationals. This year, Noah Haines, a junior, stepped in as the new team member and scored a perfect 10 on the Sultanate of Oman.
Concord's state champs met with Governor Jack Markell on Feb. 25 to receive congratulations for being back-to-back state champions.