Severn School Economics Team Competes at Yale
The Severn School Economics Team traveled by school mini-bus to Yale University in New Haven, CT recently to compete in the Yale Undergraduate Economics Association (YUEA) Economics Challenge, according to Kristyn Kuhn, spokesperson for Severn.
Severn seniors Chris Byrns, Natalie Peelish, Jai Lakhanpal, Eamonn Vain-Callahan, and juniors Jack Noble, Mary Kate Montgomery and Andrew Garske delivered a 20-minute presentation analyzing the current state of the economy, made policy recommendations, and then engaged in a question and answer session.
"The team put together an awesome presentation," reported Coach John Bodley in a news announcement.
"We all felt great about the performance and we received very positive feedback from the judges. The team put its best foot forward. We knew we were in the mix, but we were up against some very good competition."
"I spoke to one of the judges after all the presentations were done and he said he was 'blown away' by how much all of the high school students from all of the teams knew about economics. Phillips Exeter won the competition by defeating Choate in the finals," he said in the news announcement.
Visit the YUEA website for more information about the competition.