MARQUETTE, Mich.—The first Upper Peninsula Economics Challenge for teams of high school students will serve as a regional qualifier for the Michigan finals of the nationwide competition. It begins with an online competition Feb. 13-March 2. The top qualifying teams will meet for a face-to-face competition at Northern Michigan University on March 14 for a chance to advance to the state finals later that month. The national championships are scheduled for May in New York City.
In recent years, U.P. high schools have had little or no participation in the Michigan Economics Challenge competition. The NMU Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship is hoping to change that by launching the U.P. Economics Challenge as a first round toward the state finals.
The Economics Challenge allows high school students to demonstrate their knowledge of a wide array of economic topics. There are two divisions, depending on the level of the economics class taken.
For more information on registration, rules and practice tests, visit econchallenge.unl.edu and select Michigan. Questions can also be directed to the NMU Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship at 227-2220.