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Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Secondary Advances to State Competition

St. Paul, MN – March 2021 – Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Secondary advances to the State Economics Challenge competition after one team of students excelled in a series of tests in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics and current events. The four students representing the school, along with their coach, social studies teacher Billy James, will compete against other high schools in the championship held virtually April 2021.

The team from Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Secondary competed in the Joan Robinson division of the Minnesota Economics Challenge. The Joan Robinson division is for students in general and/or introductory courses in economics at schools with enrollment of 600 students or less. The students, along with other teams, qualified for the state championship using online tests due to ongoing concerns about public health and exposure.

The Economics Challenge program is the flagship program from the Minnesota Council on Economic Education providing students from across the state an opportunity to demonstrate their economic understanding and reasoning skills. Each year, more than 300 high school students from around Minnesota compete in regional competitions to qualify for the state championship, this year held virtually in March.

In total, 362 students from 14 schools across Minnesota participated in the Regional Economics Challenge.

The 2021 Economics Challenge program is made possible through the generous support of Piper Sandler Co.. The National Economics Challenge is supported by the Council for Economic Education.

Contact: Angela Zappa

Communications & Program Director


About Minnesota Council on Economic Education

Established in 1961, the Minnesota Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit housed at the University of Minnesota with a mission to equip Minnesotans with the economic and personal financial understanding needed to succeed in today’s complex economy. The Council is an affiliate of the national Council for Economic Education, nationally recognized for its work in teacher training and student engagement. Learn more:


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