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DHS Faculty, Students Compete in Global Knowledge Contest

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DHS Faculty, Students Compete in Global Knowledge Contest
Posted on 02/08/2016
This is the image for the news article titled DHS Faculty, Students Compete in Global Knowledge ContestDeering High School sent both faculty and student teams to the World Affairs Council of Maine’s annual Academic WorldQuest competition on Feb. 3. The faculty team – called the Rampagers – placed fourth in a crowded field in what is billed as “the ultimate international knowledge competition.”

Academic WorldQuest is a national education program with the goal of informing and engaging high school students in global affairs. The Maine competition, held at Falmouth High School, was one of 50 contests nationwide. It stood out because it offered a spirited multi-age contest for high school, college and adult teams.

Teams get asked questions about world geography, history, politics and culture. The team with the most correct answers wins.

The Rampagers team consisted of DHS staff Anne Dixon, Andrew Gordon, Carlos Gomez, Erika Schneider, Jeffrey Borland, Kirsten Platt, and Miles Bisher and also Grace Valenzuela, director of PPS' Multilingual & Multicultural Center.

Students competitors were DHS seniors Jouya Mahmoudi and Salim Salim and juniors Zaeda Hills and Spencer Todd.

PHOTO CAPTION: (Left for right) Seniors Jouya Mahmoudi and Salim Salim; Spanish teacher and competitor Anne Dixon; and juniors Zaeda Hills and Spencer Todd.