National Economics Challenge

Meet the 2014 National Economics Challenge Finalists and VOTE for your favorite video!

2014 vote finalists videos Meet the 2014 National Economics Challenge Finalists and VOTE for your favorite video!

The 14th Annual National Economics Challenge culminates with an exciting quiz bowl Monday, May 19 at 1:00pm ET. More than 10,000 students from 40 states participated in this year’s competition, and only eight teams will vie for the title of National Champions in New York City next week.

CEE asked the eight Finalist teams to prepare a video profile that shows who they are as people, students and scholars. Get over to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite team. The team with the most votes will receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate for their school and a $25 iTunes gift card for each student from the team.

The Finalist teams are:

DAVID RICARDO DIVISION

(single semester general economics students)

  • Little Falls Community High School/Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Carmel High School/Carmel, Indiana
  • Hunter College High School/New York, New York
  • Souderton Area High School/Souderton, Pennsylvania

ADAM SMITH DIVISION

(AP, IB and honors students)

  • Bellaire High School/Bellaire, Texas
  • Carmel High School/Carmel, Indiana
  • Iolani School/Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Grissom High School/Huntsville, Alabama

You can VOTE once each day starting today until Friday, May 23, 5:00pm ET. We’ll announce the winning team on Tuesday, May 27.

This video contest has no influence on National Economics Challenge testing and judging.

POSTED: May 12, 2014 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: ,

Nation’s Top High School Students Vie for Championship in National Economics Challenge in NYC

nec watch it live  Nation’s Top High School Students Vie for Championship in National Economics Challenge in NYCEight Finalist Teams Compete for Championship, Chance to Ring NYSE Closing Bell

Not too many adults know the difference between an IRA and a 401k, let alone Keynesian and Monetarist theories. But eight high school teams nailed these and other brainbusters to compete in the final rounds of the 14th Annual National Economics Challenge. This year’s winners have outpaced over 10,500 students to vie for more than just the championship: the victors will also ring the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange!

The National Economics Challenge, hosted by the Council for Economic Education, applies the excitement of an athletic competition to academic excellence. Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels in two divisions: the Adam Smith Division (for advanced placement, international baccalaureate and honors students) and the David Ricardo Division (for students who have only taken a single semester economics course). Topics covered include micro- and macro-economic priorities, international and current events.

The finals, held May 18-19 in New York City, include written exams, a critical thinking round and culminate in a “quiz-bowl” round held at WNET Studios at Lincoln Center. The quiz bowl will be co-hosted by CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman, and will also include special guest video questions from Janet Yellen, the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

The winners not only take home the trophy, they depart immediately from the studio to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell!

Watch the final round of the competition live on Monday, May 19th at 1 PM at WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan by tuning into our Facebook page www.facebook.com/councilforeconed.

ADAM SMITH DIVISION

Bellaire High School/Bellaire, Texas

Carmel High School/Carmel, Indiana

Iolani School/Honolulu, Hawaii

Grissom High School/Huntsville, Alabama

 

DAVID RICARDO DIVISION

Little Falls Community High School/Little Falls, Minnesota

Carmel High School/Carmel, Indiana

Hunter College High School/New York, New York

Souderton Area High School/Souderton, Pennsylvania

For more information visit stage.councilforeconed.org/econchallenge.

 

POSTED: April 22, 2014 | BY: admin | TAGS: ,

Meet the 2014 National Economics Challenge Finalists

Eight high school teams have earned a trip to New York City to compete for cash prizes and academic recognition in the 14th Annual National Economics Challenge. The eight teams won both state and Semi-Finals competitions in their respective divisions, defeating 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:

ADAM SMITH DIVISION (AP, IB and honors students)
Bellaire High School/Bellaire, Texas
Carmel High School/Carmel, Indiana
Iolani School/Honolulu, Hawaii
Grissom High School/Huntsville, Alabama

DAVID RICARDO DIVISION (single semester general economics students)
Little Falls Community High School/Little Falls, Minnesota
Carmel High School/Carmel, Indiana
Hunter College High School/New York, New York
Souderton Area High School/Souderton, Pennsylvania

The finals, held May 18–19 in New York City, include written exams, a critical thinking round and culminate in a “quiz-bowl” round. The quiz bowl will be co-hosted by CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman, and will also include special guest video questions from Janet Yellen, the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Watch the final round of the competition live on Monday, May 19th at 1 PM at WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan by tuning into our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/councilforeconed.

POSTED: April 22, 2014 | BY: admin | TAGS:

Meet the 2014 National Economics Challenge State Finalists

The 2014 National Economics Challenge is off to an exciting start, State Finalists have earned their titles this week. State Economics Challenge winners will advance to the National Semifinals, from which the top 4 scoring teams and their coach, in each division, win an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the National Finals.

Check out the photos of the State Finalists here

ADAM SMITH DIVISION (AP, IB and honors students)
Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL
BASIS- Oro Valley, Oro Valley, AZ
Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, CA
Boulder High School, Boulder, CO
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Nova High School, Davie, FL
Marist School, Atlanta, GA
Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
Meridian High School, Meridian, ID
Willowbrook High School, Villa Park, IL
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
Iowa City West High School, IA
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KA
Mt. Hebron High, Ellicott City, MD
Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
International Academy-Okma campus, Bloomfield Hills, MI
St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights, MN
Ocean Springs High School, Ocean Springs, MS
St. Joseph Central High School, St. Joseph, MO
Bozeman High School, Bozeman, MT
Millard North, Omaha, NE
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hil, NC
Fargo South High School, Fargo, ND
Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, OH
Edmond North High School, Edmond, OK
Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA
Lexington High School, Lexington, SC
McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX
Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA
St. George’s School, Spokane, WA
Brookfield Central High School, Brookfield WI

DAVID RICARDO DIVISION (single semester general economics students)
Spain Park High School, Hoover, AL
Seton Catholic Preparatory, Chandler, AZ
Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA
Monarch High School, Louisville, CO
Royal Palm Beach Community High School, Royal Palm Beach, FL
Starr’s Mill High School, Fayetteville, GA
Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
Grace High School, Grace, ID
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, IA
Gardner Edgerton High School, Gardner, KA
Mt. Hebron High, Ellicott City, MD
The Groton School, Groton, MA
Novi High School, Novi, MI
Little Falls Community High School, Little Falls, MN
Madison Central High School, Madison, MS
Hannibal Career and Technical Center, Hannibal, MO
Park High School, Livingston, MT
Bellevue East, Bellevue, NE
West-Windsor Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Jamestown High School, Jamestown, ND
Gahanna Lincoln High School, Gahanna, OH
Enterprise High School, Enterprise, OR
Souderton Area High School, Souderton, PA
Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC
Memphis University School, Memphis, TN
DeBakey High School, Houston, TX
Dominion High School, Sterling, VA
Tahoma High School, Covington, WA
Deadweight Winners / Germantown High School, Germantown, WI

Congratulations to the State Finalists, good luck in the next round!

POSTED: April 11, 2014 | BY: admin | TAGS:

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