Gold for LAS Students at the International Economics Olympiad

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Following an extremely successful run at the Economics Olympiad in Zurich, LAS students, Michael C. and Martin C., were selected to participate in this years’ International Economics Olympiad hosted by Latvia.

The International Economics Olympiad is an event that occurs over the course of a week, with the goal of recognizing talented young people in the field of economics. This year, the Olympiad ran from July 26 – August 1, and challenged students to complete a financial literacy simulation, answer multiple choice and open questions about economics, and present a business case.  

Michael and Martin worked hard, competing against some tough competition from 43 other participating nations. Ultimately, their hard work paid off, and they walked away with a number of medals: In individual competition, Martin won the silver medal, and Michael won the bronze medal.

In the group competition for the business case study, the Swiss Team consisting of 4 Team members—Michael and Martin among them—won gold.

Michael and Martin

This is historically the best result Switzerland has achieved at the International Economics Olympiad, and we could not be more proud of Michael and Martin for showing great sportsmanship and representing our country so well.

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Leysin American School in Switzerland

Leysin American School in Switzerland

Located in the breathtaking Swiss Alps, Leysin American School has a history of nurturing talent and motivating students to succeed in education, sports, and the arts. The boarding school bring together students from around the world to create a campus community with a global perspective and a family atmosphere. LAS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, a comprehensive US university preparatory curriculum, and, for non-native English speakers, an integrated English Language Acquisition (ELA) program.