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Breck students place 7th at National Academic WorldQuest Competition

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Four Breck students participated in the 2017 Academic WorldQuest National Competition at the National Press Club on April 29.

Brett Schoppert '19, Jack Weinstein '19, Cole Maxwell '18, and Darlene Radichel '19 won the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C., after winning the Minnesota WorldQuest championship February 2.

On April 29, forty-seven teams gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to vie for the national title, which tests students’ knowledge of international relations, current events, and foreign policy issues.

According to the WorldQuest website, the competition is based on 10 topics and students are quizzed on 10 questions for each topic. The 2017 topics included: Current Events, Great Decisions, Peace and Conflict in Today’s World, Combating Infectious Disease, European Union, Countering Violent Extremism, Turkey, Global Megacities, China, and Women in Technology.

Breck’s team placed seventh in the nation and received an experience that will last a lifetime. Congratulations to this outstanding team!