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Economics competition for high school students set at ISU March 20

March 9, 2007

The Idaho competition for the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) National Economics Challenge for high school students will take place on the Idaho State University campus from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20 at the ISU Pond Student Union Building.

This event is sponsored by the Goldman Sachs Foundation, the Idaho Council on Economic Education, ISU Center for Economic Education, Wells Fargo Bank and the National Council on Economic Education.

Thirty-five states compete at the state level in this competition. Winners from the state of Idaho competition advance to the regional competition in San Francisco, Calif.  Regional winners and their teachers each receive a $1,000 savings bond and advancement to the national challenge in New York City, where the winners and their teachers each receive a $3,000 savings bond.  

The competition has two divisions: the Adam Smith division, for advanced placement, international baccalaureate, honors and two-semester classes; and the David Ricardo division, for students in all other economics classes.  Both divisions advance students to the regional and national competitions.

The NCEE National Economics Challenge provides the excitement of an athletic competition as students answer rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics ending with an oral quiz-bowl competition of the top two teams.

Twenty teams compete at the state competition. Each team consists of either three or four members from the same school where they have taken or are taking economic courses.

For more information on this competition, contact Janaan Haskell at 282-2359 or econed@isu.edu.


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