FIRST FRIDAY – WINNER’S EDITION
WINNING ILLINOIS STUDENTS
Edwardsville High School earned the title of State Champions at the Illinois Economics Challenge state finals held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Edwardsville represented Illinois for the national semi-finals competition on April 16, with a final score that ranked them eighteen out of forty participating states. The four highest scoring state teams will compete in the National Economics Challenge Finals in New York City. The culminating round of the National competition will be aired live on May 19 viewable at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/council-for-economic-education or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/councilforeconed. The 2013 National Economics Challenge had over 10,200 students from 480 schools from 40 states participate in competitions.
The Illinois Personal Finance Challenge was held April 22 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The competition includes a preliminary online first round, making it possible for every school in the state to participate.
A team from LaSalle Peru Township High School took first place and the State Championship title. Naperville Central took second place.
LaSalle Peru Township High School advanced to the National Personal Finance Challenge in St Louis, MO. on May 2 to compete against other state championship teams.
Congratulations to the twelve 1-8 grade students whose posters were selected as the top twelve in the state in the Illinois Economics Poster Contest. The students drew posters depicting economic concepts. See the winning posters from this year's competition. The top twelve posters will be printed in a 2014 calendar. Contact Econ IL (email@example.com) for a copy of the calendar.
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