INAUGURAL THINK GLOBAL CONFERENCE CONNECTS 75 STUDENTS, TEACHERS & PARENTS WITH THE WORLD
Congratulations to Souhegan High School, winner of the 2015 New Hampshire Academic World Quest Competition!
Souhegan High School champions
The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire held its first-ever Think Global Conference & Academic WorldQuest Competition for local high school students on Saturday, March 7 at SNHU. Nearly 50 students engaged in learning and discussion on international issues and opportunities such as studying and volunteering abroad, cultural do's and taboos around the world and also perspectives from visiting international students. Keynote speaker Dr. Janet Breslin Smith shared her family's experiences living and working abroad with the military, government and private business as well as inspiration for the next generation to think globally. The conference was available free to all New Hampshire students thanks to grant funding from the Bean and Mayer Foundations and support from Southern New Hampshire University.
Emcee extraordinaire Bruce Berk, of The Derryfield School, reads a question during the competition.
8 teams competed in the state's first Academic WorldQuest competition, a competition testing students' knowledge of world affairs, and Souhegan High School took home the title! The team will represent our state at the national competition next month in Washington, D.C., held by the World Affairs Councils of America. Oyster River High School placed second and Derryfield School's team of juniors took third. Other competing schools included Making Community Connections Charter School, Pinkerton Academy and Sanborn Regional High School.
Thank you to everyone who made the first annual conference a huge success: volunteers, speakers, team coaches, Council staff and especially our sponsors!
Kathryn & Jim Muirhead; Gibson's Bookstore; The Space Center