Upper school students had two big recent successes in economics competitions. Karan Bhasin, grade 12, recently won in the grades 11-12 category in the Council for Economic Education’s 2021 Student Video Contest, in which students were asked to make a one-minute video containing economic advice they would give to President Joe Biden. Bhasin’s ideas included targeted economic relief for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, providing resources to local governments and bringing solar power to low-income neighborhoods.
On April 18, juniors Shrey Khater, Melody Luo, Ayan Nath and Yejin Song won the Brattle Economic Case Presentation portion of the UChicago DSP Pre-Collegiate Business and Economics Competition. This event gave each team eight to 10 minutes to present a solution to an assigned case study, after which the students were asked follow-up questions about their presentations by the judges.