11th Academic WorldQuest Competition 2018 in honor of Mr. Bruce Hallenbeck

World Affairs Council of Orange County

Invites you to participate in our

11th Annual Academic WorldQuest

in honor of

Mr. Bruce Hallenbeck, generous sponsor and benefactor of students


March 3rd, 2018



Register Your OC High School Team Today!

Academic WorldQuest is a team competition, held among Orange County high school students, testing students’ knowledge of global affairs. This year the local winning team from Orange County will have the opportunity to participate in the National Academic WorldQuest in Washington DC on April 28th, 2018! Recruit your team of trivia all-stars and join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and friendly competition!

Who: One team of 4 students per high school

Cost: There is no fee to participate

What: Academic WorldQuest competition is to be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 in Orange County. Teams respond to a combination of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and open-ended questions in the following categories:

ASEAN at 50
India’s Bid for Global Power
Combating Climate Change
Saudi Arabia
Great Decisions
The Peacebuilding Toolkit
America’s Diplomats
Current Events

When: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Chapman University

Attire: Business casual

Things to note: Please do not bring any additional study guides or study materials to the competition. All writing utensils, paper, and further materials needed to compete will be provided. Snacks will be provided, and dinner will be served after the competition.

Registration: – A teacher registers the team by emailing us at

How: Preparation – A study guide will be mailed to you when your team is confirmed.

Why it is Important: Academic WorldQuest is a great way for students to learn and engage in international affairs through fun and challenging activities along with being able to include their experience on their resume or college applications. This year the local winning team from Orange County will have the opportunity to participate in the National Academic WorldQuest in Washington.


                                                            BE A SPONSOR! 


Be an Academic WorldQuest 2018 Underwriter

WINNING TEAM LODGING SPONSOR                   $900

1 Student Lodging Sponsor                       $180

2 Student Lodging Sponsors                     $360

3 Student Lodging Sponsors                     $540

4 Students Lodging Sponsor                     $720


1 Student Flight Sponsor             $500

2 Students Flight Sponsor           $1000

3 Students Flight Sponsor           $1500

4 Students Flight Sponsor           $2000

Please send your checks to World Affairs Council of Orange County, 2102 Business Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92612 or call our office at (949)-253-5751


Hon. Tully Seymour & Mrs. Janette Seymour

Mrs. Libby Pankey

Judge James Gray (ret.)