The in-person Pinnacle Group Academic WorldQuest is scheduled for February 9, 2021 at University of Texas in Arlington. However, if the event must be virtual, then it will be held via zoom. The $25 team fee has been waived for the 2020-2021 school year. An introduction will be held on January 21, 2021 via zoom for anyone with questions. Registration for this and all Spring 2021 events will be available in late 2020.
Each year, World Affairs Councils around the United States host Academic WorldQuest competitions for high school students. The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts nearly 100 North Texas area teams, which participate each February. Teams of four (4) study for a chance to compete on the national level in Washington D.C. against other regional winners. Each JWAC may enter up to three (3) teams.
The competition consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, including 10 sections of 10 questions. Participants prepare for the competition by studying an online study guide. The World Affairs Councils of America decides the 10 topics based on the most relevant global issues of that year. The topics and study guide will be available in mid-October and posted on our website.