2017 Award Winners

Illinois Economic Challenge State Championship

Adlai Stevenson High School earned First Place in the 2017 Illinois Economics Challenge State Finals, a program of Econ Illinois! The event, held April 7 at the DeKalb County Outreach Building in DeKalb, involved 40 high school students competing for the Championship title.

Adlai Stevenson outscored Second Place York Community High School during the final “Quiz Bowl” round of competition. The First Place team, represented by teacher James Kollar received a trophy and framed certificate for their school, individual medals and certificates as well as Visa gift cards. The championship event consisted of individual and team written tests and the final quiz bowl round of competition.  This year student teams were also involved with a Critical Thinking activity that required addressing an economic scenario and advising a business volunteer judge on how to address the problem(s).

The Adlai Stevenson team advances to the National Semi-Finals round of competition held as an online test on April 25 at their high school. Each first Place state team participates in the National Semi-finals. The top scoring AP Economics teams from only four states qualify to compete, all expenses paid, in the 2017 National Economics Challenge held in New York City May 20-22.

The York Community High School team pulled ahead of eight competing student teams to earn Second Place in the final round of the competition. The Second Place team, represented by teacher Tamra Carl, received a trophy and framed certificate for their school, individual medals and certificates as well as Visa gift cards.

1st place Homewood-Flossmoor team with Coach, Mr. Anello
2nd place St Ignatius with Coach, Mr. Owens

Illinois participants in Economics Challenge ONLINE! 2017

Teams from the following schools competed online for the 2017 Economics Challenge. All schools participating statewide receive a certificate of recognition.

 
James Kollar Adlai Stevenson High School
     
Jeff Waterman Hinsdale South High School
     
Tamra Carl York Community High School
     
Adam Koester Edwardsville High School
     
Chris Cebrzynski Neuqua Valley High School
 
James Owens Saint Ignatius College Prep
     
Jeff Waterman Hinsdale South High School
     
Tamra Carl York Community High School
     
Jeff Waterman Hinsdale South High School
     
Adam Koester Edwardsville High School

The 2017 Illinois Economics Challenge (ILEC) is a program of Econ Illinois with additional support from BMO Harris Bank and in-kind support provided from the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education.