UAS Students Team Up for WorldQuest

BY MARSHA SQUIRES
Academic Exchange and Study Away Coordinator
For the UAS Whalesong

Six brave and knowledgeable UAS students and the Semester at Sea representative to the university accompanied Academic Exchange and Study Away Coordinator Marsha Squires to the annual Juneau World Affairs Council’s (JWAC) WorldQuest fundraiser event Friday, Feb. 3. 

The team, calling themselves “Marsha and the Halibuts,” wracked their brains with world trivia related to current affairs, geography, history, Alaskan facts, pop culture, and random nonsense.

For their efforts, their bellies were filled with a catered international feast, and their hearts carried a pride, knowing they survived the age gap of knowledge in the room.

Several team members also walked away with silent auction winnings such as pottery, foreign textiles, and two Alaskan airline tickets.

Thank you to UAS team students Elizabeth Rumfelt, Jenna Allen, John Taylor, Madeleine Hermans, Madison Tomony, and Tori Vouk!

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