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Thursday, March 17, 2011

2011 Economics Challenge or Personal Finance Challenge.  

The Kansas Council on Economic Education invites you to participate in the 2011 Economics Challenge or Personal Finance Challenge.  

These FREE Challenges are designed to encourage students to test their knowledge while competing with other Kansas students for the State Championship title, prizes and hopes of moving on to the State and National levels.  All results are kept confidential and only schools qualifying for state in-person competitions are announced. 
. No registration fees to participation in the either the Economics and/or the Personal Finance Challenge.
. Competitions involve a preliminary online test of  with top teams moving on to state in-person competitions.  Travel stipends may be requested and awarded based on budgetary needs.
. Economics Challenge is high school only and has two competition divisions: Beginner (David Ricardo) and Advanced (Adam Smith) so there is no requirement for an economics course. 
. Personal Finance Challenge has a middle school and a high school division.  National competition is for high school team only.
. These programs are great opportunity for students to apply their knowledge, work in teams, have fun, and possibly win a trip to New York City or St. Louis!

These FREE online competitions are open right now but closing dates are coming soon.  Details for each competition can be found by choosing the Kansas competition at each of the website below.  You may participate in one or both if you meet the grade level requirements listed below.

ECONOMICS CHALLENGE (Grades 9-12 only):  - Online competition is open now and closes on, Wednesday, March 30th.  State competition is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th at Emporia State University.

PERSONAL FINANCE CHALLENGE (Grades 6-12):  - Online competition opens next week and closes on Wednesday, April 6th.  State competitions for middle and high school divisions are scheduled for Wednesday, April 20th at Wichita State University.  

Please contact KCEE if you have any questions that are not addressed on the websites.   If you do not teach economics or personal finance, please forward this to someone in your school that may have an interest in participating. 


Kansas Council on Economic Education
1845 Fairmount, WSU Campus Box 203
Wichita, KS 67260-0203

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