The UNF University Center was buzzing with anticipation when more than 150 students converged for a night of fast paced, high stakes international trivia known as the Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest competition. For these students, more is on the line than just their pride: the winning team receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national Academic WorldQuest tournament.

Academic WorldQuest International trivia team

Fueled by a desire to claim the top prize (and perhaps one too many pieces of candy from local favorite Sweet Pete’s) the students gave their all. In the end, the competition was close, with only seconds separating first and second place in the timed tiebreaker lightning round.

Academic WorldQuest was made possible by our generous sponsors, including our 2023 title sponsor, Doolittle Family Foundation. Thanks also to our tech sponsor PS27 Ventures. To learn more about the Academic WorldQuest international trivia competition, please visit our education page.

Table and Food for thought sponsors included:

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Tracy Arthur
Bill Armstrong and Carol Campbell
Joshua Ashby
Amy and Gilchrest Berg
Jeffrey and Elizabeth Bernardo
William and Nancy Blume
Debbie and Scott Cairns
John and Nancy Caulfield
H. Martin and Cynthia Chomiak
David Courtwright and Shelby Miller
Doolittle Family Foundation
Ajani Dunn
Nancy and Spence Edwards
Florida Blue Fresh Ministries
John and Kate Giffin
Soo and James Gilvarry
Paul and Nina Goodwin
Doreen and Glenn Gross
Jacksonville Jaguars
Diane DeMell Jacobsen, Ph.D.
Barbara and Charles Johnston
Marty and Dick Jones
Kiki and Peter Karpen
Kathy and John McIlvaine
Michael and Julie McKenny
Chuck Moorer
Rick and Amy Morales
Lucy Reep
Alan and Katherine Ridge
Sina Rezaei
Susan and Fred Schantz
Melissa and Cory Shrader
Fiona Strathern and Thad Moseley
Joseph and Carol Thompson
Steven Tuten
Ellen and Jim Wiss
Barbara Gubbin
Admiral Jonathan T Howe, USN (Ret.)
Kevin and Katherine Jo Hyde