Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Econ Challenge Winners!



In the first week of April, EconomicsWisconsin hosted the 2014 Wisconsin Economics Challenge in Brook field and Eau Claire. One hundred and thirty-five students from 17 Wisconsin High Schools participated in a day of testing their micro, marco, international, and current affair economic knowledge.
The Economics Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of economics concepts in a fun and competitive atmosphere. High school students from across the state competed with one another through written examinations, a Super Quiz, and a Quiz Bowl. Two competitions were held during April, in Brookfield and Eau Claire. All students received T-shirts and winning teams were awarded cash prizes and medals.
 
The Economics Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of economics concepts in a fun and competitive atmosphere. High school students from across the state competed with one another through written examinations, a Super Quiz, and a Quiz Bowl. Two competitions were held during April, in Brookfield and Eau Claire. All students received T-shirts and winning teams were awarded cash prizes and medals.

Congratulations to the following teams:


Eau Claire
State Champions/Adam Smith Division
 Brookfield Central High School.


Adam Smith Division
1st Place - New Richmond High School (Perfect Competition)
2nd Place - Durand High School (Purple Panther Friends)

David Ricardo Division
1st Place - Northwestern High School / Maple (Team Northwestern)
2nd Place - Stanley-Boyd High School (Team Tschind)
3rd Place - Northwestern High School / Maple (Team Tiger)


MilwaukeeAdam Smith Division
1st Place - Brookfield Central High School (Cantankerous Keynesians)
2nd Place - Nicolet High School / Glendale (Adam's Apple)
3rd Place - Badger High School / Lake Geneva (Too Big To Fail)
 

State Champions/David Ricardo Division
Germantown High School. 

David Ricardo Division
1st Place - Germantown High School (Deadweight Winners)
2nd Place - Kettle Moraine High School / Wales (Alexander Hamilton)
3rd Place - Kettle Moraine High School / Wales (Aaron Burr)

The teams with the highest point total in each division from both sites were crowned State Champions. 
Germantown High School and Brookfield Central High School competed in the National Semifinals.  

The National Economics Challenge will be broadcast live on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1 PM EST via the CEE's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/councilforeconed.

For more information on the Wisconsin State Econ Challenge, visit http://economicswisconsin.org/EconChallenge.html.

A special thank you to our Economics Challenge sponsors, Xcel Energy and The Arnold & Lois Domer Foundation, in addition to Dr. Brian Schultz, Director of our Center for Economic Education at UW-River Falls, who has skillfully led the Economics Challenge for the past several years.