Council for Economic Education (CEE) Announces Finalists to Compete in 10th Annual National Economics Challenge

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Six High School Teams to Compete for the 2010 National Championship

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We look forward to greeting these bright young people from across the nation in the financial capital of the world, and watching them demonstrate their knowledge of economics

Six student teams emerge as finalists to compete in the 10th Annual National Economics Challenge May 24 in New York City, sponsored by the Council for Economic Education.

The six teams defeated 26 high school teams in the National Semifinals to advance to the 2010 National Championship. The 10th Annual National Economics Challenge started with 1,200 teams in 32 states.

Teams vying to win the national title are:

Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
Vestavia Hills, Vestavia Hills, AL
Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, CA
Mt. Hebron High School, Ellicott City, MD

The final competition will be at Scholastic Auditorium, 557 Broadway, May 24, 2010. The championship round will employ a “quiz bowl” format, as teams answer difficult questions on complex economic concepts and theories involving micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and current events. A $16,000 cash prize will be divided among the finalists.

"We look forward to greeting these bright young people from across the nation in the financial capital of the world, and watching them demonstrate their knowledge of economics,” says CEE's President and CEO, Nan J. Morrison. “This is the 10th Annual National Economics Challenge, and year after year the students and teachers continue to amaze us with their expertise in this area.”

CEE created the National Economics Challenge in 2000 to promote student interest in economics, reinforce classroom instruction, advance academics and school spirit and reward scholarship. The National Economics Challenge is one of several key initiatives in the CEE's "Campaign for Economic Literacy" which seeks to focus public attention on the importance of economic literacy and the need for a high-quality, standards-based economics curriculum in every state.

For more information about the National Economics Challenge, visit http://economicschallenge.councilforeconed.org/. Contact Leslie Rasimas at 212-827-3603.

About the CEE:
The mission of the CEE is to advocate for school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level; and to educate students, through well-prepared teachers, with high quality programs that help them achieve economic and financial literacy.

For more information, visit http://www.councilforeconed.org.

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