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The Winning Student Economics Videos

In celebration of Economic Education Month this past October, we invited students nationwide to participate in Video Contest. We asked the students to answer the question: “How is economics part of my everyday life?”.

The Contest gave students the opportunity to think about how economics is a part of their lives, while showing off their economics smarts and creativity.

We received more than 700 video submissions! 

The hot economic topics the students addressed in their videos ranged from the rising cost of goods due to inflation, how gas prices affected their pocket books, mortgage rates and the cost of living, the looming recession, their parents’ retirement accounts, and more.

Our team watched every single video. With the help of our guest judges, we were able to narrow it down to three winning videos per grade band (K-4; 5-8; 9-12). The winning videos for each grade band won cash prizes! We are thrilled to share the winning videos! Congratulations to all! Special thank you to our judges Jennifer Davidson, Jeffrey Lacker, Loretta Mester, Emily Kolinski Morris, Gary Stern, Justin Wolfers, and Mark Zandi.

First Place in Grades K-4
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School, Washington DC
Second Place in Grades K-4
Barkley Bridge Elementary, Hartselle, AL
Third Place in Grades K-4
Barkley Bridge Elementary, Hartselle, AL
Honorable Mention in Grades K-4
Meadow Ridge School, Orland Park, IL
First Place in Grades 5-8
Ingomar Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA
Second Place in Grades 5-8
Brywood Elementary School, Irvine, CA
Third Place in Grades 5-8
First Flight Middle School, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Honorable Mention in Grades 5-8
Hillcrest Middle School, Glendale, AZ
First Place in Grades 9-12
Arlington High School, Arlington, TN
Second Place in Grades 9-12
Valencia High School, Placentia, CA
Third Place in Grades 9-12
Westhill High School, Stamford CT
Honorable Mention in Grades 9-12
Weston High School, Weston, MA

About the Council for Economic Education

The Council for Economic Education’s (CEE’s) mission is to equip K-12 students with the tools and knowledge of personal finance and economics so that they can make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities which connects to and strengthens our broader economy. We carry out our mission primarily by providing resources and training to K-12 educators and have done so for nearly 75 years. EconEdLink, our free online educator gateway for economic and personal finance lessons, attracts approximately 450,000 users annually and nearly two-thirds of the tens of thousands of teachers we train are in low- to moderate-income schools. CEE also provides young people with programs to prepare them for their financial futures and help them understand the economic impact of real-world events. Invest in Girls, our program for high school girls, and our National Economics and Personal Finance Challenges together inspire and motivate over 30,000 high school students annually. All resources and programs are educator developed and delivered by our nearly 200 affiliates nationally. We also advocate for more and better education in personal finance and economics, leveraging our biennial Survey of the States.    


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