Economics and Personal Finance Challenges

Personal Finance Challenge Bowl

Twenty-one teams of high school students from schools in Baltimore, Calvert, Harford, Howard, and Prince George’s participated in the annual Personal Finance Challenge in April 2019.  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.

2019 High School Winners


1st Place High School:  Patuxent High
Team Members: William Lazer, Miles Morlock, Jake Padilla,
Liam Stack
Advisor: Donna Herron
County: Calvert

2nd Place High School: Applications and Research Lab
Team Members: Dumebi Adigwe, Valerie Markel, Alexandra
Mouangue, Matthew Searight
Advisor: Maddy Halbach
County: Howard

3rd Place High School: Lansdowne High
Team Members: Jonah Baney, Casey Dixon, Milan Marseille, Matthew White
Advisor: Mike Martin
County: Baltimore

4th Place High School: Mt. St Joseph High
Team Members: Anthony Bibbo, James Demaria, Sean Donovan, Raymond Kovaciscs
Advisor: Julius Prezelski
County: Baltimore

For registration and information for the 2019 Personal Financial Challenge to be held APRIL 2020, contact 

Click here for the High School Personal Finance Challenge Manual



Maryland’s Economics Challenge Competition for High School Students

Twenty-four 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

These teams competed at the National Economics Challenge competition in New York City in May 2019 and BOTH won first place nationally.

For registration and information for the 2020 Economics Challenge Competition, contact