Seniors Place High in State and National Economic Competitions

News Date : 04/03/2017

Saint Thomas Academy Seniors Place High in State and National Economic Competitions

Riehm ties for first individually at national Harvard Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn., April 3, 2017 – Saint Thomas Academy seniors are competing in several regional, state and national economics competitions this spring. In each of the already-completed competitions, the teams and individuals have performed exceptionally well.

Harvard Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge

Individually, Dan Riehm tied for first nationally in the Harvard Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge, an invitation-only competition held at Harvard University on Saturday, April 1. The Saint Thomas Academy team (pictured L-R) of Sam Edgerton, Jack Gephart, Jake Marvin, Marko Jurkovich, Joe Boyle, Riehm, Nick Apitz, and (seated) Jackson Meija tied for third nationally. The Harvard competition gave Academy students a chance to compete against several east coast teams as well as visit the historic Harvard Yard.

Minnesota Economics Challenge








Back row (L-R): Jake Marvin, Willie Reim, Plai Vue, Dan Riehm.
Front row: Jackson Meija, Nick Skweres, Nick Apitz, Austin Grove.

In the state championship of the Minnesota Economics Challenge held on Wednesday, March 29, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, two Saint Thomas teams competed. Placing third was the AP economics team of: Marvin, Riehm, Meija and Apitz.

The team of Austin Grove, Plai Vue, Willie Reim, and Nick Skweres placed fifth. The competition is an initiative of the Minnesota Council on Economics Education. 

About Saint Thomas Academy
Founded in 1885, Saint Thomas Academy is an all-male, college preparatory, Catholic, military/leadership school committed to preparing young men to succeed in college and in life. The Academy challenges its students, currently grades 7-12, to excel academically, spiritually, morally and physically in and out of the classroom. In the fall of 2017, 6th grade will be added to the Saint Thomas Academy Middle School. It is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS); a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Minnesota Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), and the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS). For more information, please visit 

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