REGISTRATION OPEN! Academic WorldQuest Competition Is March 17 at Elizabethtown College

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg each year sponsors the annual Academic WorldQuest competition, a team game testing competitors’ knowledge of world affairs, geography, history, culture, countries, current events, and more.

2017 Winning Team from Cedar Cliff!

Last year’s winner was the team from Cedar Cliff High School, coached by Angela Camps.

First Place Winners were:

Patrick Yohe, Aidan Moretz, Nada Rahmouni, and Avery Peiffer.

Second Place

The Milton Hershey School: Jesse Lin, Seamus Burns, Evan Sensenig, and Tamoya Payne.

Third Place

Cumberland Valley High School: Abigail West, Alex Crosby, Hayden Dubniczki, and Jill Pasewark.


What makes a team? A team consists of 4 high school students.  Fees for teams:

One team: $30.00

Two teams: $50.00

Three teams: $60.00

How the competition works: There will be 10 rounds. Each round will have 10 multiple choice questions. A prominent moderator will present these questions by PowerPoint. Teams then confer to reach a single answer. Each round is thematically different from the other rounds.

2017-2018 Topics

  • ASEAN at 50
  • India’s Bid for Global Power
  • Combatting Climate Change
  • Cybersecurity
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Great Decisions
  • The Peacebuilding Toolkit
  • America’s Diplomats
  • Current Events

2017-2018 AWQ Study Guide

Hotel Block
The World Affairs Councils of America has arranged a group hotel block at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008). See the reservation link here.


For The Winning Team:

The winning team and coach will continue to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest competition to be held on April  2018.

CLICK HERE  for registration form:

Number of Teams



Call 717 221 1627 for information or email

Students at  Academic WorldQuest Competitions  at Central Penn College, Elizabethtown College and in Washington, D.C.(above right).