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Wisconsin Economics Challenge Winners Named

By Kari Johnson
UW-River Falls News Bureau

APRIL 15, 2005--The annual Wisconsin Economics Challenge organized by the eight Centers for Economic Education took place the first week in April at the University of Wisconsin campuses in Oshkosh, Milwaukee and Eau Claire.

Approximately 129 students from 18 schools participated in the competition to test their knowledge of economics related concepts. The overall top scoring team from the top scores at the three sites from each division becomes the state champion and represents the state at the regional competition on April 22 in Chicago.

The economics challenge poses questions about micro, macro and international trade economics, as well as current events and economic policy applications. The teams compete in two divisions: the "David Ricardo" or general high school economics area and the "Adam Smith" or the AP/honors division.

Students Jake Mauermann, Cole Vandermause, Ben Isles, and Brett Wingfield from Ashwaubenon (Wis.) High School, were the overall winning team in the David Ricardo division. Their teacher is Bernie Rocheleau.

Students Zack Brown, David Schwei, John Lye and Dan Price from Brookfield (Wis.) Central High School, were the overall winning team in the Adam Smith division. Their teacher is Marc Stanke.

The Wisconsin Economics Challenge was sponsored by A.O Smith Corporation, RBC Dain Rauscher, Excel Energy, CIBER at UW-Madison, the National Council on Economic Education, and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.


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