Economics and Personal Finance Challenges

CEE’s 2020 competitions: National Personal Finance Challenge and National Economics Challenge

Personal Finance Challenge Bowl

Twelve teams of high school students from schools in Baltimore, Harford, Howard, and Montgomery counties participated in the annual Personal Finance Challenge held virtually in April 2020.  The 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.

2020 High School Winners


1ST PLACE–Mt. St. Joseph, Archdiocese of Baltimore
Advisor:  Julius Prezelski
TEAM MEMBERS:  Sean Donovan, Ryan Krohn, Brian Rzepkowski, Sam Sloop

2ND PLACE – Mount Hebron High, Howard County

Advisor:  Samantha Brookhart

TEAM MEMBERS:  Finnian Devine, Magnus Dunn, Dylan Holzman, Pablo Perrotti

3RD PLACE–Applications and Research Laboratory, Howard County
Advisor:  Maddy Halbach
TEAM MEMBERS: Jordan Abrams, Erin Conover, Panav Gududuri, Mary Samokhvalova

4TH PLACE–St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Montgomery County

Advisor:  Scott Cockran

TEAM MEMBERS:  Jonas Blum, Kevin Ouyang, Jake Ravitch, Xuezhi Xing

Registration for the 2021 Personal Financial Challenge will be available in January 2021.

Click here for the High School Personal Finance Challenge Manual


Maryland’s Economics Challenge Competition for High School Students

Twenty-six teams of high school juniors and seniors from schools in Baltimore, Calvert, Queen Anne’s, 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 WinnersEcon Challenge (2) 1st Place — David Ricardo Division Mt. Hebron High, Vann Prime, Advisor 1st Place — Adam Smith Division Mt. Hebron High, Vann Prime, Advisor won for the second time.  These teams competed virtually in the National Economics Challenge competition in May 2020 and made history by BOTH winning first place nationally for the second year in a row. For registration and information for the 2021 Economics Challenge Competition, contact