Grissom Students Competing in National Econ Challenge

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A team of high school economics whizzes from Huntsville will have a final day of competition in a National Economics Challenge in New York City today.

The students from Grissom High School are competing to be the National Champs at the 14th Annual Economics Challenge.

The first day of competition was Sunday. Students Bill Caraway, Ash Nanda, Animesh Mahapatra, and Daniel Blumer, along with their team coach and teacher, Suzanne Bailey, left Saturday.

They are competing with teams from Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, and Hawaii to answer tough questions on everything from microeconomics to current events.

This year, more than 10,000 students from 40 states participated in the Econ Challenge with the levels of competition including a state and semi-finals round.

At this weekend’s National Finals, the students are working in teams to solve case problems and participate in a fast paced quiz bowl in order to earn a National Champions Title.

The winners will receive a special tour of the New York Stock Exchange and will also ring the closing bell at the NYSE on Monday.

The National Econ Challenge is sponsored by the Council for Economic Education.

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