NCCEE’s Academic Competitions

NCCEE’s Academic Competitions

For 50 years, the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) has facilitated a number of academic competitions focusing on economics, personal finance, entrepreneurship, and money management for kids in primary and secondary schools. These competitions are specifically designed to support and enhance the economic and financial education experience, as all competitions are based on state standards.

All competition winners are invited to attend regional awards banquets in the spring where their accomplishments are celebrated with their parents and teachers, as well as a number of educational leaders and prominent business leaders.

The Stock Market Game

The Stock Market GameThe Stock Market Game™ (SMG) gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in a real-time portfolio while they compete against their peers across the state. They think they’re playing a game. We know they’re utilizing technology to improve math scores and learn economic, financial, and business concepts all while building 21st century skills that will last a lifetime. Follow up the SMG experience by entering InvestWrite, a national essay competition which adds a language arts and critical thinking component to the SMG experience.

To learn more about the SMG program, free workshops and webinars for teachers new to the program, click on workshops.

Fall and Spring Sessions cost $15/team for up to 5 members and year-long costs are $25/team for up to 5 members. Limited funding is available for participation at no cost to students in Title 1 schools on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Stock Market Game

Capitol Challenge and Capitol Hill Challenge

Capitol Challenge and Capitol Hill Challenge

Capitol Challenge and Capitol Hill ChallengeNorth Carolina’s Capitol Challenge of the SMG competition is offered each spring and pairs General Assembly members to Stock Market Game student teams in their home districts. The Capitol Hill Challenge pairs members of Congress with teams of students in their home districts. The NC Capitol Challenge and the Capitol Hill Challenge are available by invitation only. General Assembly members willing to champion a team in their home district should contact Naomi Richardson.

Capitol Challenge and Capitol Hill Challenge

InvestWrite

InvestWriteEnhance the SMG experience through writing that will exercise critical thinking skills. Your students have entered the world of business and finance by participating in The Stock Market Game™ program. The perfect companion to the Stock Market Game™, our teacher-designed writing component and competition reinforces their newfound knowledge and hones critical thinking skills. Teachers participating in the SMG program will receive an invitation to submit student essays during the competition window.

InvestWrite

Economics Challenge

The National Economics Challenge is a state, regional and national competition for high school students designed to increase their understanding of and interest in economics and finance. Students compete in teams for a chance to win prizes and a trip to New York City to compete in the national finals. Economics Challenge This Economics Challenge competition was made possible through the generous support of The BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education at Barton College. Special thanks to The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for their partnership in this program.

National Economics Challenge

NC Personal Finance Challenge

NC Personal Finance Challenge

NC Personal Finance ChallengeThe Personal Finance Challenge is a state and national competition for middle and high school students designed as an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Personal Finance by competing with other students across the state in a web-based multiple-choice examination. Middle school students compete statewide and high school students compete for a chance to advance to the state championship round and ultimately the national competition.

The NC Personal Finance Challenge is made possible through the generous support of Ally. Special thanks to The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for their partnership in this program.

NC Personal Finance Challenge

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