Philleo is among eight students from Carmel High competing in the Council for Economic Education's competition. The students beat out more than 10,000 other high schoolers from across the country in oral and written competitions testing complex economic knowledge. On Monday in New York City, four teams in two divisions will compete for the prestigious title.
In addition to Carmel's two teams, the students are from Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota, Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts, Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
"These are the best teams in the nation," Carmel High School economics teacher Michelle Foutz said. "So however we do we are proud of what we've accomplished, whether we're first or we're last."
Foutz has brought her economics teams to the national round in New York since 2001. She works with the students to practice analytical and real-world questions on topics including monetary and fiscal policy, market structures, production costs and economic theory.