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Hinsdale South performas well at Economics Challenge State Finals

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 1:37 p.m. CDT

DARIEN – Hinsdale South High School recently participated in the 2014 Illinois Economics Challenge State Finals, an Econ Illinois program.

The event, hosted April 10 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, involved 40 high schools competing for the championship title, according to a newsletter from Hinsdale South.

The championship event consisted of written individual and team tests, as well as a quiz bowl round of competition. This year, 394 students participated in the online round of competition in March, with 10 teams qualifying for the state event.

Hinsdale South qualified four students for the state level competition: Cassie Jensen, Lai Jiang, Greg Murray and Apurva Jolepalem. Their coach is Jeff Waterman.

This is the fifth year in a row that Hinsdale South qualified at least one team for the state competition.

Hinsdale South's team earned the highest score in macroeconomics and the second highest score in microeconomics. Murray won individual honors in macroeconomics and Jiang won for microeconomics, according to the newsletter.

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