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Creekside High School Triumphs at the 2024 Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest

In February, the team "Iran to First Place" from Creekside High School lived up to their name, clinching victory at the 19th annual Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest competition. This achievement earned them a spot at The Carlos and Malu Alvarez National Academic WorldQuest Competition, where they competed against top students from councils nationwide in the heart of Washington D.C., with all-expenses-paid trip by the Council.    Meet the Winning Team  "Iran to First Place" is consists of four outstanding students from Creekside High School: Juniors Sohum Sheth and Addison Hopwood, and Seniors Sam Kass and Benjamin York. With

By |May 14th, 2024|Categories: Academic World Quest, Education, General|Tags: |Comments Off on Creekside High School Triumphs at the 2024 Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest

Council Announces 2024 Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship Recipients

Left to Right: Kayla Drake, Ambassador Marilyn McAfee, Kiki Karpen, Robert Bright According to Chantal Mitchell, "Study abroad is the single most effective way of changing the way we view the world." Yet, while many desire to study abroad and expand their worldview, cost is often a deterrent. This is where the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship comes into play. The Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship is awarded each year to undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding academic performance and career aspirations in international business, public policy, foreign affairs, or military service.

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Great Decisions Highlight: Elliana Corbett

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” Lao Tzu once wrote. These wise words certainly connect to Elliana Corbett’s journey as a Great Decisions participant. Elliana first got involved with Great Decisions during her freshman year at Jean Ribault High School after learning about the monthly after-school meetings. Since that initial step, a world of possibilities has opened for Elliana and her future. Elliana Corbett Corbett noted that the meetings with University of North Florida professor, Mary Avery, have been a personal highlight for her and have fueled her interest in foreign affairs

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Council Announces Marilyn McAfee Scholarship Recipients

Pictured from left to right: Boaz Levy, Cara Addison, and Bethany Castillo. Israel. Italy. Vietnam. On paper, these countries are geographically, politically, and economically worlds apart. But, through the World Affairs Council’s Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship, each country will now be home to a university student from the First Coast. The Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding academic performance and career aspirations in international business, public policy, foreign affairs, or military service. Named in honor of former Council Chairman Ambassador Marilyn McAfee, the purpose of the scholarship program is to help

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