Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Starr’s Mill High School Wins 2009 CEE/Goldman Sachs Foundation National Economic Challenge

Economic students at Starr's Mill High School in Fayette County are the statewide winners of the David Ricardo Division 2009 Council on Economic Education (CEE)/Goldman Sachs Foundation National Economics Challenge in Georgia.

Led by economics teacher Mark DeCourcy, the team will go on to the Southeast Regional competition at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on April 27. Sixteen teams from across the 11-state Southeast region will travel to Atlanta, with the winner from each division moving on the national competition May 16 in New York City. Additionally, regional winners and their teachers will each receive $1,000 U.S. Savings Bonds with runner-up teams and their teachers each receiving $500 U.S. Savings Bonds.

The CEE/Goldman Sachs Foundation National Economics Challenge tests the economics knowledge of high school teams from across the country in an exciting quiz bowl-styled competition. Working individually and in teams, students answer questions related to micro-, macro-, and international economics and current events.

The competition is divided between the Adam Smith Division for students in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, honors, or two-semester courses, and the David Ricardo Division for students enrolled in a general economics course of one semester or less.

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