They are back and they're ready to win it.
The Belmont High School's National Economic Challenge team – made up of Evan Green, John Lazenby, Robbie Gibson and Ben Goodman and coached by social studies teacher Bryan Corrigan – will be competing against three other regional champions for the national title on May 19 and 20 in New York City.
And Belmont will be on familiar ground, having reached the National Finals in 2007.
The team is competing in the Adam Smith division, for students who are taking Advance Placement and Honors classes.
The other Adam Smith finalists are:
- Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas
- The Harker School, San Jose, California
- Homewood-Flossmoor, Flossmoor, Illinois
Teams will compete May 19 in three written tests and one critical thinking round to answer questions on complex economic concepts and theories involving micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and current events.
The National Economics Challenge Finals culminates in a quiz-bowl round Sunday, May 20 at the WNET Tisch Studios, in New York City.
“More than 5,760 students participated in this year’s Economics Challenge, and CEE will have the distinct pleasure of welcoming 32 of the country’s brightest to our National Championship this May,” said Council for Economic Education’s President and CEO, Nan J. Morrison.