A team of students from the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) have qualified for 2017 Academic WorldQuest National Competition in Washington D.C. Sebastian Williams, Theodora Abah, Sahana Shridhar, and Nondi Walters, will compete against high school teams from around the nation. The Academic WorldQuest National Competition is a team game that tests high school students’ knowledge about a variety of topics such as current events, global megacities, peace and conflict, the EU, Turkey, China, combatting infectious diseases, and women in technology. The GSMST team earned a berth in the national competition after winning the 2017 WorldQuest Global Affairs Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Academic WorldQuest National Competition is scheduled for April 29, but students will have the opportunity to spend two full days touring international venues including the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Brookings think-tank, and the Capitol. The students also will meet with Congressman John Lewis.