Saint Louis University Academic WorldQuest is a world knowledge competition for high school students that is hosted every November. More than 150 high school students from 30 schools in the St. Louis area prepare and participate in the competition to showcase their knowledge of world affairs, geography, history, and world events. The winning team receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the national competition.
The topic for this year’s Academic WorldQuest will be announced in September 2019. If your school is interested in competing in January 2020, please fill out the form below! We will be sure to keep you up to date with the latest information regarding Academic WorldQuest.
2018 Academic WorldQuest Competition
Vianney High School takes first place in the 2018 Academic WorldQuest Competition presented by Saint Louis University and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis. They will compete nationally in April in Washington, DC.[/caption]
A team from Vianney High School emerged victorious at the 17th Annual High School Academic WorldQuest Competition, presented by Saint Louis University and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis, Nov. 29.
The Vianney team correctly answered questions on North Korea, space policy, the NATO alliance, global refugees and migration, and current world events to beat out 32 other teams of high schoolers.
Their team included Andrew Chapman, Jack Schlote, Nick Schwarzen, P.J. Wuennenberg, Charlie Preiss and advisor Dennis Matreci.
Moderator Rachel Lippman of St. Louis Public Radio asked 70 questions, such as:
Earlier this month, Facebook came under fire when which political data firm gained access to the private information of 50 million users for the purpose of influencing their political behavior?
1. Global Strategy Group
2. Cambridge Analytica
3. Precision Strategies
4. FP1 Strategies
The Vianney team earned an all-expense paid trip to the National Academic WorldQuest competition to be held in April in Washington, DC. The competition is hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America.
Taking second in the St. Louis competition was Duchesne High School ($500 prize).
Third place was Fort Zumwalt North ($250 prize).
Rookie of the Year honors were awarded to St. Joseph’s Academy.
“It’s inspiring to see these bright, globally-minded young people gather and compete to see who knows the most,” said World Affairs Council of St. Louis President Pierce Powers, Jr. “We are honored to partner with Saint Louis University and our World Affairs Councils of America organization to make this evening possible.”
Belleville East High School
Centralia High School
Clayton High School
Cor Jesu Academy
Crossroad College Prep
Duchesne High School
East Alton- Wood River Community High School
Edwardsville High School
Festus High School
Fort Zumwalt North High School
Freeburg High School
Governor French Academy
Granite City Senior High School
Kirkwood High School
Lutheran High School of St. Charles
Lutheran High School North
Lutheran High School South
Marquette High School
McKinley High School
Metro Academic & Classical High School
Metro- East Lutheran High School
Mulberry Grove High School
Notre Dame High School
Oakville High School
Parkway North High School
Pattonville High School
Red Bud High School
St. John Vianney High School
St. Joseph’s Academy
Triad High School
Webster Groves High School
Wentzville High School
Youth for Understanding
If your school is interested in competing against the previously listed schools in our 2019-20 competition in the fall, please fill out the form below! We will be sure to keep you up to date with the latest information regarding Academic WorldQuest.