Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) retained its state champion title in the David Ricardo, or large school division, of the statewide Economics Challenge held April 7 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Mounds View High School took second place. This is Little Falls’s eighth straight Minnesota Economics Challenge title.
Students Jessica Durfee, Vanessa Meschke, Jack Schulte and Blake Toso won the championship. Jack Schulte tied for the first place individual award with Jacob Weightman of Mounds View High School, while Jessica Durfee and Vaness Meschke tied for the 2nd place individual award in the David Ricardo division. Tom Stockard is the team’s coach.
The team will compete in the national semi-finals Tuesday, April 15, where the top four teams in the large school division will be invited to the national competition in New York City in May. In 2013, Little Falls Community High School took 1st place at the national competitions. Tom Stockard was coach.
Economics Challenge is held by the Minnesota Council on Economic Education and is sponsored by The Mosaic Company and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The competition provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their economic knowledge. Over 60 teams from across Minnesota competed in 2014’s competition.