The Omaha Branch partnered with the Nebraska Council of Economic Education to host the Nebraska Econ Challenge State Finals on April 22. As part of a new format for the competition, the teams of high school students worked against the clock to solve a backpack filled with economics challenges in order to decode a final secret message. Branch staff volunteered as game masters, and Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman hosted the final quiz bowl showdown for the state championship. Congratulations to the division champions: Millard North High School and Lincoln High and the runner-up teams from Millard West and Thedford High School.

A team works to solve the challenges in their backpack.

A team works to solve the challenges in their backpack.

Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman hosts the quiz bowl to determine the state champions.

David Ricardo Division State Champions Lincoln High School

Adam Smith Division State Champions Millard North High School

The runner-up team from Thedford High School.

The runner-up team from Millard West High School.