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Monday, April 29, 2013

Olympia High School Team Advances to Finals of National Economics Challenge

Last week, Olympia High School students outpaced other schools from across the country to advance to the final round of the 13th Annual National Economics Challenge, hosted by the Council for Economic Education (CEE).

As one of the top 4 scoring teams in the David Ricardo Division, Olympia High School and their coach, has won an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the National Finals.

In the National Economics Challenge, students must work together to apply their economics knowledge.

Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels in two divisions: the Adam Smith Division (for advanced placement, international baccalaureate and honors students) and the David Ricardo Division (for students who have only taken a single semester economics course).

In each competition, teams of students answer rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events. At the National Finals, students complete rounds of testing, work in teams during a critical thinking round to solve a case problem, and participate in a quick-paced oral quiz-bowl in order to compete for the title of National Champions.

The 2013 National Economics Challenge will be held May 18-19 in New York City.

The Olympia High School team members are Dustin Badger, Joshua Borden, Emily Donaldson and Laura Smit. Their teacher advisor is Brian LeTourneau.

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