Penn Manor HS Economics Students Tops in Competition

Penn Manor High School economics students traveled to Lititz to compete in the EconomicsPennsylvania Eastern PA Economics Challenge.  The program is sponsored by the Millersville University Center for Economic Education and M&T Bank.  The Economic Challenge increases a student’s understanding of economics concepts and gives an appreciation for policy issues. It also motivates independent study and stimulates interest in economics and other social studies curriculum, enhances debate, discussion, and analytical skills, and provides a fun way for students to showcase their economic knowledge.

In the competition, teams of four students compete in their knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. There are two competitive divisions: David Ricardo, focused on real life economic applications and Adam Smith, focused on theoretical aspects of economics.  Thirty-five teams from area schools competed in the competition.

Two Penn Manor High School teams, under the leadership of Economics teacher Mr. Chris Meier, placed 1st and 3rd in the David Ricardo division.  These teams won the honor of moving to the PA State Final Competition where they placed 3rd and 5th.

Pictured are (left to right) Penn Manor HS Economics Teacher: Mr. Chris Meier, Penn Manor HS Students Lake Heckaman, Anthony Cazillo, Mark Dano, Lauren Pironis. This team finished first in the Eastern PA Economics Challenge and 3rd in the State Competition.