Green Bay High School will be represented by two teams of Commerce students at the ANZ Massey Economics Challenge, held today.

Participating students; Mariam Cisse, Brae Wingate, Charlie Hammond,  Luke Stevenson, Seamus Flynn and Patrick Dockery – pictured above with Principal Morag Hutchinson (left) and teacher Logan McIntyre (right) – have a good chance of collecting part of the total prize pool of $36,000 worth of Massey Scholarships. Each student in the winning team will receive a 2015/16 Massey Scholarship of $3,000 toward full time study in the College of Business. Runner-up team members receive a similar 2015/16 scholarship of $2,000 and team members of the 3rd placed team a similar 2015/16 scholarship of $1,000.

Hosted at Massey University’s Albany Campus, the competition challenges teams with three rounds of economics questions, including open-ended questions about New Zealand’s economic challenges and a quick-fire buzzer round.

The Econ Challenge is now in its sixth year and attracts students from all over Auckland, Manawatū and Taranaki. It is jointly sponsored by ANZ Bank and Massey’s School of Economics and Finance.