Students excel at economics

Saint Thomas Academy seniors took second place at the state Economics Challenge sponsored by the Minnesota Council on Economic Education.

Advanced Placement economics students Philip Allessi of Stillwater, Ben Kern of Lakeville, Sean Kilgarriff of Eagan, and Joe Maher of Mendota Heights represented the academy at the competition held Monday, April 8, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. At the Twin Cities competition earlier in the month, Maher won a cash prize for his scores.