Economics and Personal Finance Challenges

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

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

STATE                               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

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