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2014 Wisconsin Economics Challenge

Congratulations to the 2014 Wisconsin State Winners! They are competing in the National Semi Finals on April 15!

Adam Smith – Cantankerous Keynesians from Brookfield Central.
Teacher – Marc Stanke
Team Members - Ben Rittler, Abby Haynes, Veronica Daniel, and Jeff Teng

David Ricardo – Deadweight Winners from Germantown High School
Teacher – Michael Aronow
Team Members -  Shelby Petta, Samantha Mortl, Nate Mach, and Brandon Rust

Winners from Eau Claire!

Place

Division

School/ Team

First Adam Smith New Richmond High School / Perfect Competition
Second Adam Smith

Durand High School/Purple Panther Friends

Place

Division

School/ Team

First

David Ricardo

Northwestern High School / Team Northwestern
Second David Ricardo

Stanley-Boyd / Team Tschind

Third David Ricardo Northwestern High School / Team Tiger


Winners from Milwaukee!

Place

Division

School/ Team

First Adam Smith Brookfield Central / Cantankerous Keynesians
Second Adam Smith

Nicolet High School / Adam's Apple

Third Adam Smith Badger High School / Too Big Too Fail

Place

Division

School/ Team

First

David Ricardo

Germantown High School / Deadweight Winners
Second David Ricardo

Kettle Moraine High School / Alexander Hamilton

Third David Ricardo Kettle Moraine High School / Aaron Burr

Teams may compete in one of two divisions:

  • Adam Smith - Restricted to students enrolled in courses labeled AP, IB, honors, or college level. Any two-semester economics course also falls in this division.
  • David Ricardo - Restricted to students enrolled in one-semester or less high school course not labeled as AP, IB, honors, or college level.

Teams of 3 or 4 students may compete in one of two divisions: Adam Smith - Restricted to students enrolled in courses labeled AP, IB, honors, or college level. Any two-semester economics course also falls in this division. David Ricardo - Restricted to students enrolled in one-semester or less high school courses not labeled as AP, IB, honors, or college level.

The 2014 Wisconsin Economics Challenge, presented by EconomicsWisconsin, starts with individual micro and macro tests. Then, each team takes a group exam on international economics/current events. After lunch, all teams participate in the Super Quiz. The day concludes with the top two teams in each division going head-to-head in the Quiz Bowl.

The winners from each division with the highest total points will be able to compete in the National Semi Finals on the State level. Top 4 teams with the highest score nationally will have the opportunity to compete in New York!

More information found on the CEE Webiste - http://economicschallenge.councilforeconed.org/

More dates to remember:

  • April 8 – State Level winners announced to the CEE
  • April 15 – National Semi Finals
    Proctor must administer test to winners between the hours of 2 PM – 5 PM at the winner’s school.
  • May 17-19 – National Finals Top 4 in each division from National Semifinals will compete for the national Title in NYC!
    The top 4 highest scoring teams at National Semi-Finals (out of 40 states participate) will receive an all-expense paid trip for the entire team and coach to compete at National Finals in New York (May 17-18, 2014). Those teams are also guaranteed cash prizes ranging from $250 per person to $1,000 per person.

Past Challenge Winners!

Sponsors:

Xcel Energies

The Arnold & Lois Domer Foundation


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