A team from Boston Latin was named Summit Champion at the 2013 Boston International Economic Summit held on December 4 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. The students along with 97 other student teams from Mass., Conn., and RI represented different countries and competed with each other at the summit on how to best improve the world economy. The Summit is the end of a semester-long program dedicated to teaching students basic concepts about international economics, global trade, political relations and world geography.
The Summit Champion team from Boston Latin represented the country of Iceland are: Jiaming Huang, Zoe Dineen, Harry Xue, Evan Chung, and Trevor O’Brien.
Sponsors of the Summit include Santander Universities, the Challenger Foundation, Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place, the Massachusetts Council on Economic Education, and the International Economic Summit Institute at Boise State University.
“Santander was proud to sponsor the 2013 Boston International Economic Summit,” said Eduardo Garrido, director of Santander Universities US. “In today’s global economy, it’s vitally important to prepare students with experiences that really broaden their knowledge of issues facing countries around the globe. The Summit was a wonderful opportunity--and aligns very well with Santander Universities’ mission of improving society overall through higher education and the exchange of ideas.”
Globally, Santander Universities has forged long-term partnerships with more than 1,050 universities in 20 countries. Last year, the program supported more than 4,100 new projects and 37,000 scholarships through higher education institutions around the world. Santander Universities was introduced in the United States in 2009 and now has collaboration agreements with 27 universities and colleges. In 2012, Santander Universities US provided $8.5 million in funding to support global exchange, research, entrepreneurship studies and over 950 scholarships.
The International Economic Summit Institute originated at Boise State University. It operates within the Idaho Council on Economic Education, a nonprofit founded in 1971.The ultimate mission of the program is to positively impact the long-term stability and prosperity of the global economy by providing a motivational, activity-based learning experience to students.
About Massachusetts Council on Economic Education
The Massachusetts Council on Economic Education was founded in 1950. It was the first state council to be affiliated with the New York-based national Council for Economic Education. MCEE is the only non-profit organization in Massachusetts whose exclusive focus is on the promotion and facilitation of economic and personal financial education for students and teachers.
2013 International Economic Summit
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