Last week, more than 50 teams from around the state competed at the 13th Annual Academic WorldQuest competition organized by the World Affairs Council of Montana. AWQ, a competition between teams of four high school students, tests competitors’ knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and culture.
Coached by teacher Kim Rott, SHS was represented by Seniors Magnolia Chinn, Rebekah Joy, Taylor Gregory, Claire Peterson, Jackson Petty, Kelli Rosenquiest, Sara Shooshtari, and Kiersten Spear. Beginning in December, each student memorized thousands of facts and connections between topics ranging from “Combating Infectious Disease” to “Countering Violent Extremism.”
Rott said, “Even though we didn’t win, I was really proud of how hard our teams worked and how well they represented Sentinel. Most importantly, they gained deep understandings of the opportunities and challenges our world faces.”
Teams from Hellgate High School took both first and third place. Sentinel did not place.