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Armstrong students compete in economic summit in Germany

Armstrong students compete in economic summit in Germany

A group of Armstrong High School students competed in the Young Economic Summit (YES) competition earlier this week (Sept. 19-21) in Germany.

Seniors Rachel Olson, Natalie Storlie, and Carly and Grant Redelsheimer make up one of three U.S. teams that received an all-expenses paid trip to Hamburg, Germany, for the YES competition. The Armstrong team was selected to participate last spring based on their research about economic incentives to improve public policy responses to future pandemics.

On Sept. 20, the group presented on their topic (learn more), and defended it by answering questions from experts, including the head of tax policy for the German Ministry of Finance.

The students collaborated with experts from German universities and research organizations to develop solutions to their chosen issue. They competed against teams from the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.