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.

  • Each high school (9-12 grade students) is invited to register up to 2 teams of 4 students. A school may register a third team for placement on a waiting list, should space be available.
  • FREE to compete
  • Limited travel scholarships are available for teams from Greater Minnesota
  • Light meal provided
  • Prizes, including team spirit award

2020 Top Ten Team Standings

1st Place Champions – Wayzata High School B
2nd Place – Jefferson High School
3rd Place – Breck School
4. Grand Rapids A, St. Paul Central A
5. Edina C
6. Edina B
7. Osseo B
8. Mounds Park Academy, Nova Classical Academy
9. Breck School A, Rochester Mayo A
10. Burnsville A, Highland Park B, Rochester Mayo B
Other participating schools: Minnetonka, Southwest

Competition Photos


Contact Sylvia Oxenham, K-12 Education Manager

Presented in partnership with Delta Air Lines, Mall of America, and the World Affairs Councils of America.