has its first national champions as the school's Economics team dominated the finals of the National Economics Challenge held in New York City today, May 20.
The team of seniors John Lazenby and Robbie Gibson, and juniors Ben Goodman and Evan Green steadly pulled away from The Harker School from San Jose, California eventually winning going away, 15-6, to win the Challenge's Adam Smith Division for students who take advanced economics courses and AP classes in the subject.
The victory also allows the team's adviser and coach, social studies teacher Bryan Corrigan, to go out a winner as he will be leading the social studies curriculum in Melrose in September.
The team will be traveling back to Belmont tomorrow afternoon, May 21, after celebrating their victory in the Big Apple.
More on the team's win in tomorrow's Belmont Patch.