High school students from across Alaska will be at the Dena’ina Center this weekend to test their knowledge of world affairs in a buzz-in style game. It’s called the Academic Student WorldQuest Competition. The event will be hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council.
According to the website, the importance of having youth engaged in world affairs will help them become more globally connected. Having knowledge of world affairs will also let the youth strive later on in life, while helping to bolster research skills. In addition, the website states that the American educational system lags far behind the rest of the world, and this event hopes to close that gap in a fun and engaging way.
Local high school students have been preparing in various ways, studying off of the category sheet provided to them. One of the students participating, William Lee, said they look over them over and work them into a system.
“The system that we use is to create a lot of note cards, write statistics,” He said.
The Academic Student WorldQuest Competition starts Feb. 11 at the Dena’ina Center downtown. It goes from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.