The following was submitted for publication by CSUSB Palm Desert:
A high school from Bermuda Dunes came out on top at the Eighth Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition held at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus, as teams of students from high schools in the Coachella Valley competed against each other on Dec. 13.
Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of the Desert, Academic WorldQuest is a team game that challenges the competitors’ knowledge of world affairs. The topics this year included U.S. economic competitiveness, the Middle East, China, geography and current events.
Jason Sloss, News Channel 3 anchor, served as master of ceremonies.
Desert Christian Academy took first place, winning the team a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National WorldQuest Competition to be held at Georgetown University on April 27. Each member of the winning Desert Christian Academy team also received a $300 scholarship. The Desert Christian Academy team members included Christie Mathews, Georgie Mathews, William Nelson and Bruno Perthus.
Shadow Hills High School in Indio took second place with each team member receiving $200 scholarships. Palm Springs High School in Palm Springs took third place with each team member receiving $100 scholarships.
This year’s competing high schools included Cathedral City, Coachella Valley, Desert Hot Springs, Desert Mirage, Indio, La Quinta, Marywood-Palm Valley, Palm Desert, West Shores and Xavier College Preparatory.
The event was chaired by Doris Wilson, associate dean at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. Wilson was assisted by Charles and Priscilla Porter, Tom Headrick, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Guido Portante, Penny Riven, Regina Garrison and volunteers from the World Affairs Council of the Desert. Corporate sponsors included the Indian Wells Golf Resort, Desert Lexus and HighTower Advisors.
For more information, contact Doris Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Academic WorldQuest website at http://porterroom.csusb.edu/academicWorldQuest/index.html.