Economics and Personal Finance Challenges

M&T Personal Finance Challenge Bowl

Thirty-three teams of high school students from schools in Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Prince George’s, and Baltimore City participated in the annual Personal Finance Challenge in April 2018.  The M&T Personal Finance Challenge Bowl is an opportunity for high school students to demonstrate their personal finance knowledge on topics such as spending, credit, savings, investing, income and money management.

Members of the winning teams received cash prizes sponsored by M&T Bank.

2018 High School Winners


1st Place High School:  LaPlata High
Team Members:  James Hume, Trevor Jansen, Elena Quartararo, Erin Quartararo
Advisor: Nicole Deavers
County: Charles

2nd Place High School:  Patuxent High
Team Members: Nathan Brand, William Lazer, Miles Morlock, Liam Stack
Advisor: Donna Herron
County: Calvert

3rd Place High School: Applications and Research Lav
Team Members: Dumebi Adigwe, Adam Chen, Jacob George, Natalie Snow
Advisor: Maddy Halbach
County: Howard

4th Place High School: Reservoir High
Team Members:  Brandon Evans, Ian McKibbin, Madhava Paliyam, Nitan Singh
Advisor: Linda Pchelka
County: Howard

For registration and information for the 2019 Personal Financial Challenge to be held APRIL 10, 2019, contact 

Click here for the High School Personal Finance Challenge Manual



Maryland’s Economics Challenge Competition for High School Students

Twenty-seven teams of high school juniors and seniors from 9 schools in Baltimore, Calvert, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery Counties participated in Maryland’s Economics Challenge. Teams of up to four students competed in one of two divisions on such topics as microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events.

Maryland’s Economics Challenge Winners

1st Place — David Ricardo Division
Mt. Hebron High, Vann Prime, Advisor

1st Place — Adam Smith Division
Mt. Hebron High, Vann Prime, Advisor

These teams competed at the National Economics Challenge competition in New York City on May 19-21, 2018.

For registration and information for the 2019 Economics Challenge Competition, contact