Economics Challenge State Champions Announced!

The top eight teams from high schools across North Carolina competed in the final round of the NCCEE’s Economics Challenge State Championship. 2020 proved to be a challenging year but educators and students across the board remained committed to finishing what they started with gusto!  Although the landscape changed from the previous format of a written exam and head-to-head Quiz Bowls to an online platform, they battled for the top spots in two divisions: the David Ricardo Division, for first-time competitors who have taken one economics course, and the Adam Smith Division for AP, international baccalaureate, and honors students. Now the State Champions head to semi-finals for a chance to advance to Nationals!

Congratulations to the following winners:

Adam Smith Division
State Champions – William G. Enloe High, team AD Seniors, Taylor Berrier
2nd Place – Cary Academy, team The Four Musketeers, RJ Pellicciotta
3rd Place – Cary Academy, team Microchargers, RJ Pellicciotta

David Ricardo Division
State Champions – Early College at Guildford, team Lime, James Swindell
2nd Place – Chapel Hill High, team Chapel Hill Tigers I, Eric Nally
3rd Place – Ardrey Kell High, team Free Marketeers II, Dawn Patterson

A huge thank you to every educator, student, parent, coach, volunteer, BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education at Barton College, and The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Charlotte Branch who helped make the 2020 NC Economics Challenge a success with their unwavering support during these challenging times.

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