Thanks to Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, for his special message to World Affairs Council of San Antonio guests at the 2023 International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner!


Pictured Andy, Lorenzo, Jack, Julia, Carlos and Malú Alvarez, Bill Spedding (Head of Upper School/History Teacher), and Bill Clifford (President/CEO, World Affairs Councils of America).

Keystone School celebrates win after national Academic WorldQuest in DC!

A HUGE congratulations to the students of Keystone School who won First Place on Saturday, April 30 at the Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2022 Academic WorldQuest National Competition, held in Washington D.C! We are very proud of all of their hard work and dedication the students put into winning the national competition.

Keystone School won the local competition on February 15, 2022, competing against fellow San Antonio schools, including St. Anthony, BASIS Shavano, Calvary Chapel Christian Academy, Texas Military Institute Episcopal, and Thomas Jefferson High School.

Founded in 2003, Academic WorldQuest™ is a team game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. One of the greatest challenges facing our nation and our schools across the country is preparing our youth for the globally interconnected world of the 21st Century. America’s ability to face economic and security challenges and seize new opportunities depends on an informed citizenry and a well-educated workforce. Academic WorldQuest™ is a unique, competitive educational program that exposes youth to the world outside our borders and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.

What is Academic WorldQuest™ ?

Academic WorldQuest™ is a flagship youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils. It is a team competition testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs.
In the competition, four-person teams compete by answering multiple -choice questions divided into ten unique and engaging thematic categories. The National Competition is supported by San Antonians Carlos and Malu Alvarez.

What are the benefits for participating students?

  • Prepares students for future international studies and a career in the field of world affairs
  • Incredible resume builder for University applications
  • Topics are compatible with and enhance the study of existing AP, IB, and SAT exams
  • Opportunity to participate in the national competition in Washington DC
  • Great opportunity to meet like-minded students locally and nationally

How to Get Involved:

  • Assemble a team of 4 students (up to 3 teams per school can compete)
  • Fill out the registration form (link here) and email to
  • Find a coach or we can arrange a mentor to help
  • Topics will be released to each team for review so study, study, study.
  • Attend the local competition in February

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