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2018 National Economics Challenge QuizBowl Finalists

Tomorrow is the 18th Annual National Economics Challenge Finals!

Congratulations and good luck to the USA and China teams who will compete in the QuizBowl for the Championship title:

USA David Ricardo Division:

  • Hunter College High School, New York
  • Monta Vista High School, California

USA Adam Smith Division:

  • Lexington High School, Massachusetts
  • Mount Hebron High School, Maryland

CHINA David Ricardo Division:

  • Shanghai Pinghe School
  • Shenzhen Foreign Language School, Team #3

CHINA Adam Smith Division:

  • WHBC of Wuhan Foreign Language School, Team #1
  • Shanghai High School International Division

Steve Liesman, Senior Economics Reporter for CNBC, will serve as the emcee and Raphael W. Bostic, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will make a video appearance asking the students questions.

Tune in to see the finalists and the competition live. Here’s the line-up starting tomorrow morning:

Watch live to support your team!

~The National Economics Challenge Staff

PS: We will also be live tweeting throughout day. Follow us: @council4econed and the hashtag #EconChallenge.

POSTED: May 21, 2018 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , ,

2018 National Economics Challenge Finalists!

You’ve been waiting for this moment!

The results are in and we are pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2018 National Economics Challenge!

ADAM SMITH DIVISION:

  • Carmel High School, IN
  • The Harker School, CA
  • Hunter College High School, NY
  • Iolani School, HI
  • Iowa City West High School, IA
  • Lexington High School, MA
  • Mt. Hebron High School, MD
  • Thomas Jefferson High School, VA

DAVID RICARDO DIVISION:

  • Hunter College High School, NY
  • Iolani School, HI
  • Lexington High School, MA
  • Monta Vista High School, CA
  • Montgomery High School, NJ
  • Mt. Hebron High School, MD
  • Olympia High School, WA
  • Troy High School, MI

These sixteen teams had the highest scores in the semi-final rounds of the Adam Smith and David Ricardo Divisions and will be participating in the Finals in New York City on May 19 – 21. The top two teams from each division will go head-to-head for the title of National Champion. Check out our Facebook page for photos of each team.


You will want to watch this on Monday! Below is the line-up with our media partner, CNBC:

  • CNBC’s Squawk Box will be interviewing the students at 6:30 a.m. ET.
  • CNBC’s Power Lunch will be airing live snippets of the Challenge from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.
  • The Challenge will also be streamed live in its entirety on CNBC.com starting at 12:50 p.m. ET. Watch here.
Make sure to visit the National Economics Challenge website for more information about the competition.

Congratulations to the finalists and thank you to all the teams who participated this year! Make sure to “follow” us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook to see what the teams are up to in New York City!

POSTED: May 18, 2018 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Watch the National Economics Challenge Live on CNBC on May 23rd at 1 p.m

2016 National Economics Challenge Team Finalists
Join us for the 16th Annual National Economics Challenge Finals! The eight team finalists beat out more than 10,000 students to compete for the Championship title! 

  • Watch and root for your favorite team via the live stream on CNBC.com starting at 1 p.m. ET on Monday, May 23rd.
  • CNBC’s Power Lunch will also be airing live snippets from the Challenge from 1-2 pm ET.

  

 
Adam Smith Division
  • Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX; Team Coach: Michael Clark
  • Carmel High School, Carmel, IN; Team Coach: Michelle Foutz
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT; Team Coach: Ted Hartsoe
  • Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, MN; Team Coach: Martha Rush
David Ricardo Division
  • Carmel High School, Carmel, IN; Team Coach: Michelle Foutz
  • Lexington High School, Lexington, MA; Team Coach: Bill Cole
  • Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington, PA; Team Coach: Steve Roberts
  • West Windsor Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ; Team Coach: Morton Levine
 
We hope you’ll tune in to see who will be crowned the Champions for the Adam Smith and David Ricardo Divisions!
 
PS: To see what the teams are up to in New York City prior to the Championship event “follow” us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook!

 

POSTED: May 18, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , ,

The 10th Annual Visionary Awards

 

Last night, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) held its 10th Annual Visionary Awards dinner hosting 300 guests at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The evening showcased CEE’s mission, our impact to date, and honored leaders who promote economic and financial literacy. The evening was a night of thought-provoking discussion, amiable conversation, and intellectual discourse.

2015 Visionary Award Honorees

The Visionary Awards were given to four leaders who continue to advance our mission. The honorees were Ann Kaplan, Partner, Circle Wealth Management; Robert E. Moritz, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner PwC; Prof. Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University; and Andrew Ross Sorkin, Founder of DealBook, Financial Columnist for The New York Times, and CNBC Co-Anchor of “Squawk Box.”

During the evening, attendees enjoyed an entertaining fireside chat with the honorees moderated by the evening’s Master of Ceremonies and CNBC’s chief economist reporter, Steve Liesman. The fireside chat addressed hot topics such as women in the workplace, the housing “bubble,” interest rates, and most importantly, how individuals can make an impact to ensure our youth are given the opportunity to learn about economics and personal finance.

CEE also honored three exemplary New York Metropolitan area teachers who advance economic education in and out of the classroom. The teachers received the Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards for their excellence in economic education. They continually deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. 

The evening raised over $700,000 to support CEE’s programs and help us reach our goals to reach and teach every child in the United States to create a more informed citizenry capable of making better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters, and participants in the global economy.

We would also like to thank those who attended and to our sponsors who helped make this amazing event happen!

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POSTED: October 30, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

CNBC’s Steve Liesman Covers CEE’s 15th National Economics Challenge

The Council for Economic Education’s 15th National Economics Challenge finals were held in NYC on Monday. Over 10,500 students participated nationwide, with only 32 making it to the finals and only 16 to the final quiz bowl round, hosted by Steve Liesman, CNBC’s senior economics reporter. The final round was covered live on CNBC’s Power Lunch and CNBC’s Nightly Business Report on PBS featured it as well.

CNBC Power Lunch

CNBC Nightly News Report

Please join us in congratulating the winning teams. To learn more about each team check out our Facebook page.

Adam Smith Division:

First Place: Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota
Team Members: Abraham Chen, Emily Ruan, Samuel Rush and Jacob Weightman
Coach: Martha Rush

 

Second Place: Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Third Place: Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts

Fourth Place: The Harker School, San Jose, California


David Ricardo Division:

 

First Place: Homestead High School, Cupertino, California
Team Members: Richard Chen, Kazu Kogachi, Steven McDonald and Erik Yang
Coach: Christy Heaton

 

Second Place: Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Third Place: Iolani High School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Fourth Place: Charter School of Delaware, Wilmington Delaware


If you would like students in your local high school to participate, you, a teacher or a principal can contact Rosanna Castillo. They can learn more about the Challenge on our website.

 

POSTED: May 20, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , ,

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