Bloomington North teacher recognized for Academic WorldQuest Competition

BLOOMINGTON – Congratulations to Elizabeth Sweeney, an English teacher at Bloomington High School North for being recognized in the statewide Academic WorldQuest 2021 Competition – a virtual event for high schools.

Elizabeth Sweeney

Upon learning about the Academic WorldQuest competition, one of the reasons first-year participant Elizabeth Sweeney acted so swiftly to assemble a team of four students to compete, was her belief, “Global studies are important because in this rapidly shrinking world, young people must learn to navigate and appreciate different cultures.”

This Indiana Council on World Affairs global studies competition promotes international awareness, and is part of the nationwide Academic WorldQuest of the World Affairs Councils of America.

Through her academic leadership for seamlessly incorporating this technology-based event into lessons, she has been instrumental in expanding international possibilities for four Bloomington High School North students: Rena Cohen, Rahel Samantrai, Cyrus Urheim, and Layla Vamos.

In recognition of her academic leadership in global studies, Sweeney earned the following:

  • Honorable Mention to Bloomington High School North for student preparation for the competition.
  • Merit Award to Elizabeth Sweeny,  English / Language Arts Teacher, for teacher participation.
  • Recognition Award to Bloomington High School North for its 1st-year participation.

“From climate change to foreign policy to a more equitable future, our students are called upon to construct the world in which they live, and learning new perspectives is integral in achieving this,” said Sweeney upon receiving the awards.