Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Memorial High Students Know the World

Memorial High’s student team finished near the top in three categories at World Affairs Council of Houston’s recently held Houston Academic WorldQuest.

The fun, fast-paced Academic WorldQuest competition tests teenagers on their knowledge of international affairs and trivia. The competition consists of four rounds of 20 questions, testing knowledge of global issues and team building.

The Mustangs 10-member student team placed second in the Europe and Russia competition round, second in Central Asia and Middle East affairs, and third for knowledge of Asia and the Pacific Rim nations.

Student team members included Elizabeth Bik, Frank Yang, Daniel Fonseka, Ben Hughes, Kendrick Foster, Ryan Caesar, Logan Eagle, Kendall Chapman, Kaylee Fraber and Will Sicola.

To prepare, students can work through sample questions. They are encouraged to also read and review events during a four-month period as reported in media that includes The Economist magazine, The New York Times and Houston Chronicle newspapers, and CNN and BBC television broadcasts.

Pre-AP/Gifted and Talented World Geography teacher Mary Reed supported the winning Memorial High student team.


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