Announcing the 2022 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:


 Adam Smith High School Division

1st Place: East Greenwich High School, Team EG3, Teacher Tim McPartlin

2nd Place: West Warwick High School, Team WWHS1, Teacher Marc LeBlanc

3rd Place: Scituate High School, Team 3, Teacher Dennis Ballou

4th Place: Smithfield High School, Teams 1 + 2, Erica Valentine

David Ricardo High School Division

1st Place: Wheeler School, Econwarriors, Teacher Mark Harris

2nd Place: Tolman High School, Tolman Tigers 1, Teacher Robert D’Arezzo

3rd Place: Johnston High School, Team #24, Teacher Debra Smyth

4th Place: Woonsocket High School, Team 11, Teacher Robert Gruetzke

Milton Friedman Middle School Division

1st Place: Archie R. Cole Middle School, Team RT3 Econ, 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 went on to represent RI in their respective divisions when they competed in the Semi-Finals in May 2022! National Economics Challenge by the Council for Economic Education (

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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