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News & Announcements

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NC Regional Competitions:

 WNC Region -  Saturday, October 7th, 2017  Sponsored by The Collider @ 1 Haywood Street 4th Floor (Wells Fargo Building) Asheville, NC 28801

 Charlotte Area:  Saturday, October 14th, 2017 - Sponsored by UNC Charlotte @ Cone Hall - Charlotte, NC 

 The Triangle and Coastal Areas:  Saturday, October, 21st, 2017 -  Sponsored by NC State University - Witherspoon Student Center - Raleigh, NC  

State Championships:

North Carolina 

 All regions - Saturday, November 4th, 2017 Sponsored by Duke University Africa's Initiative - Durham, NC 


All regions - Saturday November 11th, 2017 Sponsored by  John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Washington State

All regions -  Saturday January 20th, 2018  Sponsored by University of Washington, Seattle, WA


All regions - Saturday, March 10, 2018:  Sponsored by Yale University, New Haven, CT


All regions- Saturday March 17th, 2018.  Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

 New York

City of New York -  March 24, 2018, Sponsored by Columbia University

MORE to come...


2018 National Championship

Date:  Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Location:  Orlando, Florida


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Battle of the Brains at Xplore USA as International Students compete for Let's Explore Africa Quiz

Who will be crown Champion?  North America, South America, or Europe?

Game on!!!


Update:  Teams Europe and South America Won!  Teriffic Group!!  Excellent Game!!!

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Let's Explore Africa takes Miami!  Competition will be held at Florida International University on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. To attend or for detailed information about the competition please visit www.eventbrite.com                   

                                               Eligible Contestants:  4th Grade - 12th Grade students 

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Let's Explore Africa will showcase at the 15th Annual Blue Ridge Classic Track Meet on Saturday April 22nd, 2017.  The Meet will be held at R. Dalton Stadium of A C. Reynolds High School.  

Please come tryout for the regional tournament as well as support the elite scholar athletes at this superb event! Here is the link to track meet The 15th Annual Blue Ridge Classic Track Meet                                                                                          


See y'all

LEA Team

The 2016/17 Let's Explore Africa State Championship was held on Saturday March 4th at NC State University, Poe Hall and the champions are:

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Merritt Cogdill -  Level 1 Group State Champion  Aryan Nair -  Level 2 Group State Champion 

For the Level 1 Group (4th - 6th Graders):  Merritt Cogdill is a fifth (5th) grader from Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary School and is the Vice President of National Elementary Honor Society.

 His teammates and Honor Society members Alex Bridges came second (2nd), Alek Jenkins placed third (3rd) and Ethan Adcock earned the fourth (4th) place.   


For the Level 2 Group (7th - 9th Graders) Aryan Nair is a seventh (7th) grader from Cary Academy, he is an avid reader.  

The two remarkable champions emerged winners after answering many difficult questions correctly.  We salute all the contestants for the courage and hard work of preparing for the challenging questions and enthusiasm about the event. 

Special thanks to NC State University for sponsoring the State Championship!  Much appreciations to Coach Elizabeth McCoy, Angela Cogdill, Bonita Apperson, the parents, relatives, as well as friends who came to support these students and ensured the success of our program!

 Let's Explore Africa Quiz Competition is going National  starting 2017/18 school year!  Please encourage and prepare your students to compete so they can advance to the National Championship Title. 


The LEA Team

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The 2016/17 State Championship has been rescheduled.  New date is Saturday, March 4th at NC State University - POE Hall Room 213

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The 2017 Let's Explore Africa Quiz Competition is under way.  Please check back for the schedule of events.



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To our sponsors, contestants, coaches, family members, school administrators/faculties and of course fans - THANK YOU for making 2016 a great year for Let's Explore Africa!

Whatever your faith, have a happy holiday!


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Due to severe weather forecast for the Winston Salem, NC area. the State Championship Event Scheduled for today has been cancelled.  Stay Tuned for more update!

Happy Holidays!

The 2016 LEA Quiz State Championship will take place at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC -  Tribble Hall, Room B216 on Saturday, December 17th, 2016. 11:00AM - 2:00PM.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  See the attached Guidelines_for_State_Championship.docx for the list of eligible contestants.

School Directory and driving is here:  Directory and Driving Directions  

Parking link is here: Parking Direction

Thanks to our Sponsor

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