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Kansas high school students take on Economics
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EMPOIRA – When it comes to competition and the economy, students from more than 15 Kansas high schools have been learning the ins-and-outs. Words like monopolies, oligopolies and externalities are becoming more familiar. Inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy and supply & demand are now seen in the routines of life. These students have discovered the world of economics.
Wednesday, April 13, many of these students will be putting their newfound knowledge of economics to the test, vying for the Kansas Economics Challenge title. The Econ Challenge competition will be held at Emporia State University’s Memorial Union from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Students participating in the state competition have advanced from the preliminary round and will be quizzed on their know-how of macroeconomics, microeconomics and international economics. Teams will compete in two divisions, beginning and advanced, against teams from other schools.
The following schools will be represented at Wednesday’s competition:
• Blue Valley High School
• Bluestem High School
• Clifton-Clyde High School
• Great Bend High School
• Maize High School
• Phillipsburg High School
• Salina South High School
• St. Paul High School
• Thomas More Prep-Marian
The winner in each division will advance to the national semi-finals.
This program is administered in Kansas by the Kansas Council for Economic Education (KCEE), a nonprofit organization hosted at Wichita State University. The KCEE is dedicated to equipping Kansas teachers and educating Kansas students (grades K-12) to be economically and financially literate.
To learn more about the Economics Challenge or the KCEE, visit, or call 316-978-5183 or