SHS Seniors Place First in 20th Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition

Congratulations to Avi Bagchi, Minyi Chen, Harry Fazzone, and Sagar Sahu, who won first place in the 2022 World Affairs Council of New Hampshire Academic WorldQuest Regional Competition on Sunday, March 13!

The four Shaker seniors competed against nine academic teams from schools throughout New Hampshire, focusing on advanced topics such as climate change, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, labor, inequality, global health and various current events. Two other teams representing Shaker High School also competed as part of the Albany Council.

Bagchi, Chen, Fazzone and Sahu are invited to compete in the 2022 Academic WorldQuest National Competition in Washington, D.C. on April 29, where their extensive study of global issues will culminate in a rigorous competition against teams across the country. 

The World Affairs Council of America is an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to engaging the public and leading global voices to better understand the world, America’s international role, and the policy choices that affect our daily lives and our future. Established in 1986, the organization looks for aspiring leaders with a passion for global affairs and relationships. It is the largest nonprofit international affairs organization in the United States. 

Winning teams are invited to represent their high school, city and local council at the national AWQ championship weekend, which includes the competition, unique programming planned to enhance the global education experience, and an opportunity to meet and engage with approximately 250 like-minded peers from around the United States.

WorldQuest Team