Eight high school teams have earned a trip to New York City to compete for cash prizes and academic recognition in the 13th Annual National Economics Challenge. The eight teams won both state and Semi-Finals competitions in their respective divisions, defeating over 10,000 students from 40 states to advance to the Finals.
The Challenge offers students two levels of competition on the basis of their course enrollment. Students enrolled in advanced placement, international baccalaureate and honors economics courses entered the Adam Smith Division, and students enrolled in single semester general economics classes competed in the David Ricardo Division.
The Finalist teams are:
DAVID RICARDO DIVISION (single semester general economics students)
- Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana
- Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts
- Little Falls Community High School, Little Falls, Minnesota
- Olympia High School, Olympia, Washington
ADAM SMITH DIVISION (AP, IB and honors students)
- Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut
- Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawai’i
- Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota
- Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, Maryland
Teams will compete Saturday, May 18 in three written tests and one critical thinking round to answer questions on complex economic concepts and theories involving micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and current events. The National Economics Challenge Finals culminates in a quiz-bowl round Sunday, May 19 at the WNET Tisch Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event will be broadcast live, and you can watch on the CEE’s Facebook page.
Students across the country participate in the state and Semi-Final rounds of the National Economics Challenge: