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BCHS students win statewide economics challenge

Team Brilliance: Embry, Rich, Gruber, and Mencl

Two teams from Butler County High School competed in the Kentucky Economics Challenge against over 86 other teams from other school districts. Team Brilliance, comprised of Emily Rich, Britney Gruber, Abby Mencl, and Matthew Embry, placed first in the state in the David Ricardo Division. The Paint Ballers, made up of Trevor Howlett, Zach Coy, and Jacob Clark, placed ninth in the competition.

Every member of each team had to take a 35 minute online test in micro, macro, and international economics. The three highest scores were kept and used when calculating the team scores.

Abby Mencl said, "The competition was very difficult and tested our knowledge of economics."

Teammate Emily Rich added, "It was exciting, but challenging at the same time."

The Paint Ballers: Howlett, Coy, and Clark

Each member of the winning team will receive a $100 EE Savings Bond, a medal and trophy for their school, and the team is eligible to compete in the regional economics competition against teams from other states. In regional competition, they will compete for a $500 savings bond and a trip to New York for nationals where they could compete for a $3,000 savings bond and a paid trip to New York City.

Economics teacher Brandon Embry said of the winning team, "These students are some of the best I’ve had while here at the high school. All 4 of them are very well rounded individuals.  Each of these students are active in respective clubs, sports and bands with success as well.  Competitions such as these show the quality students we work with on a daily basis, and that BCHS students can compete with students anywhere!"



Terrific job students!
I am so proud of you! Great job BC students.

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