Our High School economics team wins again!

Our Economics team does it again! They gained first place at the International Economics Competition in Pamplona, Spain.

The St. John’s High School Economics team participated in the 12th edition of the International Forum on November 15-16, organized by the University of Navarra in Pamplona (Spain) on the topic of Growth and Job Creation.  The University had received 72 proposals from more than 35 high schools in Ecuador, Guatemala, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium and Spain and invited 25 teams to compete in Pamplona in the second round of the competition.  After passing the semifinals on Thursday, St. John’s took first place on Friday and was awarded 3,000 euros to be spent on the funding of a development project of the team’s choice.  The team members were Naomi Crombie, Karen Gallagher-Teske, Jack Kleinjan and Ben Renshaw, with Ms. D’Agostino as their teacher.

 

Here is a very short video of the students receiving their award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etUONUsAtFE 

The event is a distinct way of learning for the students, an experience that motivates team work and analysis on a variety of issues in History, Culture, Law and Economics that relate to present day events. Also, it is an opportunity to learn first hand about different cultures, open the mind, and form a healthy spirit of competition. The topic for this year’s forum was “Growth & Job creation”.