Four IHHS students compete in current affairs in Washington, D.C.

Four IHHS students compete in current affairs in Washington, D.C.
Posted on 05/12/2017
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Academic World Quest is a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America that engages more than 4,000 high school students annually across the U.S. to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy​. Questions this year included the topics of global megacities; peace and conflict in today’s world; the European Union; and combatting infectious disease, among others.

In January, senior Sohini Das; junior West Gardner; junior Llyona Lallement; and senior Hannah Powell won the regional competition. They were sponsored by the local Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council to attend the National Competition in Washington, D.C., which took place on April 29. The national competition was won by a team from Plano West Senior High in Dallas, but it was an honor to attend and represent the Cincinnati region, and it was West's first trip to Washington, DC.