Academic WorldQuest

Test your students’ global IQ at our annual international knowledge competition for high school students.

This free event challenges teams of four to combine wits and correctly answer multiple choice questions on global topics. The winning team and their coach win an all-expenses-paid trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

  • FREE to compete
  • Each high school (9-12 grade students) is invited to register up to 3 teams of 4 students
  • Limited travel scholarships are available for teams from Greater Minnesota
  • Light meal provided
  • Prizes, including NEW team spirit award

2019 Top 10 Team Standings

1st Place Champions – Rochester Mayo A
2nd Place – Breck School A
3rd Place – Rochester Mayo B
4. Nova Classical Academy
5. Breck School B; Grand Rapids C
6. Burnsville A; St. Paul Central A
7. Bloomington Jefferson B; Breck School C
8. Bloomington Jefferson A; Centennial High A; Edina C; Rochester Mayo C
9. Burnsville B; Centennial High C; Edina B; St. Paul Central C
10. Burnsville C; Edina A; Grand Rapids B

Other participating schools: Great River; Highland Park; School of Environmental Studies; Southwest High School

Team Spirit Award Winner: Bloomington Jefferson A

2019 Competition Photos


Contact Sylvia Oxenham, K-12 Education Manager

Presented in partnership with Delta Air Lines, The Institute for Global Studies – University of Minnesota, and the World Affairs Councils of America.