Students competed against nearly 6,000 others to be honored as the Nation’s brightest.
Belmont High School of Belmont, MA, and Little Falls Community High School of Little Falls, MN placed first in their divisions of an exciting quiz bowl to become the national champions of the 2012 National Economics Challenge, presented by the Council for Economic Education (CEE).
Belmont, competing in the Adam Smith division of students enrolled in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or honors courses, beat The Harker School of San Jose, CA, 15-6.
Teams who competed to win the national title placed as follows:
Adam Smith division
- Belmont High School, Belmont, MA – 1st Place
- The Harker School, San Jose, CA – 2nd Place
- Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX – 3rd Place
- Homewood-Flossmoor, Flossmoor, IL – 4th Place
Belmont was led by coach Bryan Corrigan, and his team members were Ben Goodman, Robbie Gibson, John Lazenby and Even Green.
More than 1,500 high school teams in 33 states contended for a spot in the championship in New York City. Finalist teams competed in the oral quiz bowl about complex economic concepts and theories of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and current events.
“CEE wants to ensure that economics and personal finance concepts are taught to our students – and that these concepts stick with them through adulthood,” said Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of the Council for Economic Education. “As these remarkable young people have shown us this weekend, teaching these subjects at a young age provides students with the strong foundation to grow into tomorrow’s leaders.”
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Watch the National Economics Challenge here.
Read more about National Economics Challenge here.