WHS WorldQuest Results

Hi all,

For the first time, we had a Weston High team complete this year in the WorldQuest competition, an academic quizbowl focused on geography and international current events sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America and funded by the United States Institute of Peace, the International Labour Organization, Embassy of the State of Qatar in the United States, Gambrinus Company, Johnson + Sterling, and the Foreign Policy Association. The competition is based on 10 key global affairs issues and students are quizzed on 10 questions for each topic area. The 2021 topics included: Global Protests; Shifting Sands: The Arab Spring 10 Years On; International Labour Organization (ILO); The U.S. Foreign Service in the 21st Century; Great Decisions; Country in Focus: Uzbekistan; Exploring Peace in a World of Conflict; Fraying Alliances; Looking to a Post-Pandemic Economy; and Current Events.

Our Weston team placed 3rd in the Massachusetts competition behind Boston Latin School and Somerset-Berkley High School, modeled great citizenship by generously donating their $500 prize to the Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization’s John Hudson scholarship, and also gained entry to the national competition, which was held last Saturday, April 17th.

Our Weston High team– Neil Malur, Ishika Bharath, Max Wohlfeld, and Katie Barlow— did very well in representing Weston at this national completion on April 17th. They tied for 19th place in the final scoring of 105 participating teams from around the country (all of whom had performed well in prior regional competitions).  Notably, they were the top-performing high school from Massachusetts, scoring ahead of the Boston Latin School and Somerset-Berkley teams that had previously bested them at the regional competition.

Please congratulate these four outstanding history/social studies Weston High students on their success at this prestigious competition and offer them kudos on their preparation and studying for the big event at a busy time of the year.  Go Wildcats!

Dr. Kerry Dunne

WHS History Social Studies Department Head