Little Falls Community High School won for the second year in a row the National Championship title in the David Ricardo Division in the National Economics Challenge.
The winners, students Aaron Nilsen, Brian McNamara, Travis Spillum, and Eric Schmidt, and coach Tom Stockard, were welcomed home to Little Falls, Minnesota by a proud community and local press coverage.
“Little Falls represented Minnesota after winning first place in the state Economics Challenge competition, held April 7. It then advanced to the National Finals as one of the top four highest scoring teams at the National Semi-Finals competition, outpacing over 10,000 other students to win the all-expense paid trip to New York City.”
Watch the finalists Carmel High School and Little Falls Community High School go head-to-head for the title of champions in the David Ricardo division, and watch Iolani School and Choate Rosemary Hall compete for the top spot in the Adam Smith division.
More than 10,000 students from 40 states participated in the 13th Annual National Economics Challenge, and now the top two teams from each division will go head-to-head for the title of National Champion.
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This year’s quiz bowl will be broadcast live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City on Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 pm ET. Tune into this exciting live event by visiting our Facebook on Sunday.
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One of eight Finalist teams in the 13th Annual National Economics Challenge is getting great press in the local community.
Little Falls Community High School will once again vie for the title of National Champion this weekend in New York City. The Morrison County Record highlighted their achievement in this article.
“We applaud Little Falls’ success in qualifying for the National Economics Challenge,” says Donald Liu, Executive Director of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education, host of the Minnesota Economics Challenge. “Their success is a testament to Minnesota’s strong economics educators and students, both of which are so crucial in today’s changing global environment.”
In conjunction with the Finals this weekend, 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.
Stay tuned for updates from New York City this weekend as the eight Finalist teams battle for the title of National Champions!
The 13th Annual National Economics Challenge culminates with an exciting quiz bowl this Sunday, May 19 at 3:00pm 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 this weekend.
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)
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
You can VOTE once each day until Tuesday, May 21, 11:59pm ET. We’ll announce the winning team on Wednesday.
This video contest has no influence on National Economics Challenge testing and judging.
It is always satisfying to watch a student’s face light up when he or she grasps a previously baffling concept or idea.
Even more satisfying is the moment when a student not only “gets it,” but also understands why something is worth knowing and how it might make a difference in his or her own life.
Empowering students was the goal of Virginia’s 2013 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance in April. I had the privilege of addressing high school students from across the Commonwealth who had triumphed in the online portion of the competition and were battling it out in the championship rounds at Virginia Commonwealth University. Their energy was contagious, and I was impressed by their command of this critical subject matter.
The Governor’s Challenge, sponsored in partnership with the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE), highlights real-world financial skills and economic concepts that the state Board of Education incorporated into a now-required high school course in economics and personal finance.
By passing the course, students will come to understand their role and opportunities in the global marketplace. They will acquire the foundational knowledge needed to make smart decisions as adults about spending, saving, investing, risk taking and, even, starting a business.
Meet the 2013 Governor’s Challenge state champions – Western Albemarle High School:
Partnerships allow us to draw upon existing strengths between school divisions, government, the private sector, and groups with specific expertise such as the Council for Economic Education and VCEE. Together, we can maximize our investments and equip more students with the knowledge and skills they’ll need to prosper and secure financial independence.