Team members, from left: Meghan Gorman, Matt Skelly, Alex Kurtz and Mitch Beiter.
Regional win propels team in WorldQuest
For a second consecutive year, Hamburg High School will send
a student team to a national academic competition that will test
their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy. Team members Mitch Beiter,
Meghan Gorman (student advisor), Alex Kurtz and Matt Skelly earned the right to
participate in the Carlos and Malu Alvarez 2016 Academic WorldQuest National
Competition by winning a regional contest against 26 other schools. Hamburg was
the only public school in attendance.
The students will travel to Washington,
D.C., next April for the three-hour competition, which is sponsored by the
World Affairs Councils of America. This will be a second appearance for Mitch,
who also was a team member last year. The students were initially selected
through their participation in the Model United Nations Program at the High
School. The team advisors are social studies teachers James Harrigan and Emily
WorldQuest provides students a forum to learn about critical
challenges facing the U.S. and the world. This year’s topics are: Current Events,
Great Decisions, NATO, Asia Matters for America, International Trade and
Finance, Sultanate of Oman, Privacy in the Digital Age, The Arctic, Food
Security and Organization of American States.
-- Nov. 13, 2015