Meet the 2014 National Economics Challenge Finalists

POSTED: April 22, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS:

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.

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