Thursday, May 28, 2009
Phillips Academy and Little Falls High School defeated more than 2,000 teams from across the country to become the champions in the 2009 National Economics Challenge Finals sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
Student teams from high schools across the country competed as finalists and traveled to New York to compete to win in one of two divisions. Students enrolled in advanced placement, international baccalaureate and honors economics courses were quizzed in the Adam Smith Division, while those enrolled in single semester general economics classes faced-off in the David Ricardo Division. The teams had each previously won state and regional competitions. Over 8,000 high school students in 34 teams competed in the Spring of 2009 to advance to the championship series.
"Teams were required to answer rigorous questions about complex economic concepts and theories of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, and current events in an oral quiz bowl tournament style." Congratulations to Luke Leblanc, Elizabeth Hauer, Cody Richner, Jacob Devine and their teacher Tom Stockard for bringing the trophy to Central Minnesota!