Academic WorldQuest Competition

The 2019 winning team from Waiakea High School:
Kevin Li, Gaayatri Godbole, Haruna Tomono, and Benjamin Vento, with their teacher advisor Ms. Whitney Aragaki.


*Please Note: Our traditional programming has been impacted due to COVID-19. Click to learn more about WorldQuest 2021-2022!


The Academic WorldQuest Competition is an exciting global trivia competition for high school students. Prior to the onset of COVID-19, students, in teams of four, tested their International IQ and the winning team won a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest Competition. The Hawaiʻi competition is generously sponsored by the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation

Academic WorldQuest is a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America, a network of over 100 councils that engages more than 4,000 high school students annually across the U.S. to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy.