Why Academic WorldQuestTM?

        Because our country, and the world, needs student/citizens to step up and lead into the future. Because Sonoma County high school kids are avid for the challenge. And because it’s fun!

        As in 2023, this year the World Affairs Council of Sonoma County is solidly part of the national action, again sponsoring our own competition. Meanwhile, all across the country, high schools field their own student teams that answer an array of timely questions on world history, geography, and current international events. The result: rousing national finals await in Washington, D.C.

        In a broad sense, with AWQ there are only winners, as young people challenge themselves to strive, grow and show everyone what they can do. And, with the entire country the better for it!

        WACSC is 100% behind the nine county teams in this year’s competition. Stay tuned for results.


Houston high school’s 2023 national winners

Academic WorldQuest– Full Steam Ahead for 2024!

Last April it was an honor for our WAC chapter to sponsor an Academic WorldQuest competition among Sonoma County high schools. Competing teams were from Petaluma High School, Analy High School and Roseland Collegiate Prep. In May the winning team – from Petaluma High School – traveled to Washington, D.C. to go head-to-head with the best and brightest from coast to coast for a national title. And the four Petaluma High students acquitted themselves admirably!

Next will come the 2024 Sonoma County competition. Plans are underway. Stay tuned!

What we need for the 2023/2024 study season:

  1. Additional Sonoma County high schools to participate.
  2. Donations from private individuals and the business community to support this program.
  3. Volunteers to work directly with schools and teachers.

For further information and to participate, contact:

Chris Nelle, WACSC AWQ Chair
nelleval@hotmail.com  – Mobile 916-205-1717

Thanks to Our Sponsors



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