Congratulations to DuPont Manual High School!

2017 Academic WorldQuest™ Regional Competition, 1st Place: DuPont Manual High School
World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Team members: Agharnan Gandhi, Mark Raj, Aditya Mehta, Abilash Thout, Matthew Raj; Coach: Esther Tamplin

Congratulations to Coach Esther Tamplin and the team from DuPont Manual High School! This team placed 1st overall at the regional round of the World Affairs Councils of America’s 2017 Academic WorldQuest™ Competition! The competition was held at Bellarmine University on Saturday, February 4, 2017. They competed against 9 high school teams from across the region in a thrilling competition testing their knowledge of international affairs.

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is proud to have had this accomplished team represent our council at this year’s competition! Congratulations to their coach, Esther Tamplin, and the team! What a fantastic job! The team will head to Washington, D.C. in late April for the national round at the National Press Club on April 29th, 2017!

Interested in learning more about Academic WorldQuest™? Visit our Academic WorldQuest™ Page for more info!

Congratulations to DuPont Manual High School!

2016 Academic WorldQuest™ Competition, 5th Place: DuPont Manual High School
World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Team members: Shravan Ravishankar, Madan Subheeswar, Abilash Thout, Mark Raj; Coach: Esther Tamplin

Congratulations to Coach Esther Tamplin and the team from DuPont Manual High School! This team placed 5th overall at the World Affairs Councils of America’s 2016 Academic WorldQuest™ Competition! The competition was held in Washington D.C. on Saturday, April 23, 2016. They competed against 200+ high school students from across the country in a thrilling competition testing their knowledge of international affairs. Competition topics included:  NATO, Asian matters for America, international trade and finance, the Sultanate of Oman, privacy in the digital age, the Arctic, global food security, the organization of American states, great decisions, and other topics relating to current events.

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is proud to have had this accomplished team represent our council at this year’s competition! Congratulations to their coach, Esther Tamplin, and the team! What a fantastic job!

Interested in learning more about Academic WorldQuest™? Visit our Academic WorldQuest™ Page for more info!

2016 Hershberg Scholarship Recipients

  World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana
Announces the 2016 Winners of the David Hershberg Scholarship

 

Louisville, KY. (March 29, 2016) – The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana (WAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the annual David Hershberg Scholarship for Study Abroad. The winners, who each will receive $2000, were selected based on their commitment to enhancing their knowledge of international affairs and for their dedication to making the world a better place. The scholarship monies will be used to help defray the costs of their respective study abroad programs.

This year’s award winners are:

Alice Kennedy, a University of Louisville student who is earning her master’s degree in Public Health. Alice wants to peruse a career in the international monitoring and evaluation of Public Heath Systems. Alice will use her funds this summer to research and gather information on the public health systems in Ghana.

Amos Izerimana, a student from Berea College who is majoring in Peace and Social Justice Studies. Amos wants to pursue a career in Peace Studies helping refugees. Amos will use his scholarship to further his understanding of peace building strategies at the prestigious Caux Scholars Program in Caux, Switzerland this summer.

The David Hershberg Scholarship for Study Abroad was established in the memory of David Hershberg, a Louisville educator, mentor, and guiding force in the creation and development of the Louisville International Cultural Center (now the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana). Dr. Hershberg was a career faculty member in Romance Languages at the University of Louisville, and was particularly known for his dedication to his students and their development.

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is a non-profit member-based organization whose mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness, education and tolerance through nonpartisan discussions on current international issues. Through our speaker series, international visitors program and education-centered opportunities, WAC provides the community with the tools and knowledge to develop an informed citizenry and increase the global competency of students, educators and professionals.