Announcing the 2021 RI Econ Challenge Winners!

POSTED: May 1, 2021 | BY: Margaret Brooks

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The results are in! Here are the following RI schools to be recognized for their outstanding performance:


 2021 RI Econ Challenge Adam Smith Division  

1st Place East Greenwich High School, Team EG2, Teacher Timothy McPartlin

2nd Place Scituate High School, Team 3, Teacher Dennis Ballou

3rd Place LaSalle Academy, Team Gannon, Teacher Michael McParlin

2021 RI Econ Challenge David Ricardo Division 

1st Place Johnston High School, Team FL Level 2, Teacher Debra Smyth

2nd Place Tolman High School, Team Tolman Tigers 3, Teacher Robert D’Arezzo

3rd Place Woonsocket High School, Teams Eco1 and Eco2, Teacher Robert Gruetzke

2021 RI Econ Challenge Milton Friedman Division

1st Place Archie R. Cole Middle School, Team Cole 6, teacher Ellise Wolff

Because East Greenwich High School won first place in the Adam Smith division and Johnston High School won first place in the David Ricardo divisions, their school teams will go on to represent RI in their respective divisions when they compete in the Semi-Finals in May! National Economics Challenge by the Council for Economic Education (

RI Council for Economic Education and RI Jump$tart Coalition are planning a virtual awards ceremony to be held in June this year to recognize school/student winners in all categories of the RI Econ Challenge, as well as the RI Finance Challenge, the LifeSmarts program, and the Global Economic Symposium. Information will be posted here once the date and details have been confirmed.

Thanks to all the teachers who facilitated their students’ participation in this annual statewide competition, especially during these challenging times. Thanks to Margaret Brooks and Kerri McLaughlin who served as judges for this important RI Econ Challenge program that advances and recognizes RI students’ economic and financial literacy accomplishments. Special thanks to CFA Society Providence for generously sponsoring the RI Econ Challenge every year so that it can be offered free of charge to all RI high schools and middle schools.

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