2019 Governor’s Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance 

Virginia high school state champions:

David Ricardo Division (Economics)

  • 1st Place: Lafayette High School, Williamsburg-James City County, Teacher: Jodi Consoli
  • Runner Up: Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, Multi-divisions (Chesterfield area), Teacher: Emily Hardesty

Adam Smith Division (Advanced Economics)

  • 1st Place: Maggie Walker Governor’s School, Multi-divisions (Richmond area), Teacher: Julius Oreska
  • Runner Up: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County, Teacher: Malhaz Jibladze

 Personal Finance Division

  • 1st Place: Rappahannock County High School, Rappahannock County, Teacher: Linda Petty
  • Runner Up: Amherst County High School, Amherst County, Teacher: Segar Jordan

2019 Regional Winners & OTher High Scoring Teams
Personal Finance Division

DOE Region #1 Winner
Midlothian High School, Chesterfield County, Teacher: Monica Van Arsdale
Students:  Abigail Allums, Amelia Bryans, Jack Goddard, James Flores

DOE Region #2 Winner
Bruton High School, York County, Teacher: Scott Munn
Students:  Gabrielle Burge, Faith Embry, Christopher Homer, Laura Rilee

DOE Region #3 Winner
Riverbend High School, Spotsylvania County, Teacher: Mary Fehrens
Students:  Thomas McCloskey, Robert Henderson, Tristan Thomas, David Taylor

DOE Region #4 Winner
James Madison High School, Fairfax County, Teacher: Andrew Foos
Students:  Elizabeth Press, Rachel Shoemaker, Anna Stein

DOE Region #5 Winner
Highland High School, Highland County, Teacher: Bridget Nelson
Students:  Jake Johnsen, Haleigh Deem, Daniel Judy

DOE Region #6 Winner
Salem High School, Salem, Teacher: Gary Lupton
Students:  Mackenzie Brodrecht, Adam Jones, Eden Hall, Matthew Pietrzyk

DOE Region #7 Winner
Giles High School, Giles County, Teacher: Jake Munsey
Students:  Brady Whitehead, Francis Deighan, Carolyn Newbill, Madyson Gilmer

DOE Region #8 Winner
Park View High School, Mecklenburg County, Teacher: Tonya Dunn
Students:  John Janson, Elisa Fadool, David Byrd, Jared Cruz
TIED WITH
Prince Edward County Career & Technical Educational Center, Teacher: Kimberly Price-Chambers
Students:  Audrey Magill, Timara Smith, Ariyanna Wilson, Kayleerae Folz

OTHER HIGH SCORING TEAMS INVITED TO ATTEND

Amherst County High School, Amherst County, Teacher: Segar Jordan
Students:  Elora Burchette, Ryan Marsh, Connor Childress, Will Gregory

Green Run High School, Virginia Beach, Teacher:  William Dalton
Students:  Kelsey Demarah, Tabitha Culbertson, Josiah Liverpool

Rappahannock County High School, Rappahannock County, Teacher: Linda Petty
Students: Bryce Jones, Itsail Arellano, Stuart Bailey, Alec Petty 

David Ricardo Division (economics)

DOE Region #1 Winner
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, Chesterfield- Multi-divisions, Teacher: Emily Hardesty Students:  Ash Humphries, Spencer Pegram, Marie Jiang, Asha Baylor

DOE Region #2 Winner
Lafayette High School, Williamsburg-James City County, Teacher: Jodi Consoli
Students:  John O’Neill, Blake Lowery, Mitchell Digges

DOE Region #3 Winner
Riverbend
High School, Spotsylvania County, Teacher: Christine O’Leary
Students:  Phillip Beck, Rahim Ali, Anna Bradford, Leah Cobin

DOE Region #4 Winner
Freedom High School, Prince William County, Teacher:  Bruce Pearson
Students:  Ana Bautista Gomez, Bessy Melendez Campos, Sarah Mason, Brianna King         

DOE Region #5 Winner
Liberty High School, Bedford County, Teacher: Jeanne Willis
Students:  Ashley Stage, Latrell Lowry, Abby Amos, Molly Gardner    

DOE Region #6 Winner
Gretna High School, Pittsylvania County, Teacher: James Meadows
Students:  Bennett Adams, Walker Cline, Jack Hammock, Ethan Campbell

DOE Region #7 Winner
Carroll County High School, Carroll County, Teacher: Heather Taylor
Students:  Matthew Theut, Brett Bowman, Autumn Bourne, Amanda Shoemaker

DOE Region #8 Winner
Appomattox County
 High School, Appomattox County, Teacher: Brandon Mawyer
Students:  Liam Bennett, Jacob Denton, Ethan Davis
TIED WITH
Aaron Beamon, Jade Campbell, Matt Napier

OTHER HIGH SCORING TEAMS INVITED TO ATTEND

Glen Allen High School, Henrico County, Teacher: Patricia Adams
Students:  Antonio Castro, Jack Dunlop, Mohan Shankar, Luke Crytzer

Jefferson Forest High School, Bedford County, Teacher: Paul Smith
Students:  Christopher Gourley, Andrew Hammer, Dax Phillips, Victoria Riordan

Jefferson Forest High School, Bedford County, Teacher: Ryan Stuller
Students:  Julia Crider, Ryan Paul, Olivia Wells, Hayla Wymer

Midlothian High School, Chesterfield County, Teacher: Monica Van Arsdale
Students:  Ethan Saulsbury, Jack Maloy, Andrew Butterworth, Dominik Flisiak

Riverbend High School, Spotslyvania County, Teacher: Mary Fehrens
Students:  Jonna Berghoff, Jesse Ruby, Ryan Baechtal, Renee Colelli

Riverbend High School, Spotslyvania County, Teacher: Malinda Hogan
Students:  Brandon Price, Josiah Rakestraw, Elijah Smith, Alex Torres-Ramos

Adam Smith Division (advanced economics)

DOE Region #1 Winner
Maggie Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, Multi-divisions, Teacher: Julius Oreska      Students:  Kevin Ren, Ivan Marshall, Richard Zhai, Aashri Aggarwal

DOE Region #2 Winner
Hickory High School, Chesapeake, Teacher: Mark Jones
Students:  Andrew Nixon, Jimmy Njuguna, Ryan Ritter, Logan Wolf

DOE Region #3 Winner
Riverbend High School, Spotsylvania County, Teacher: Mary Fehrens Students:  Hannah Henley, Paul Vann, Joseph McGraw, Ethan McCue

DOE Region #4 Winner
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County, Teacher: Malhaz Jibladze
Students:  David Luo, Manas Elaprolu, Lance Whitley, Richard Zhan

DOE Region #5 Winner
Fluvanna County High School, Fluvanna County, Teacher: Gary Greenwood
Students:  Keera Finley, Somerville Munt, Malcolm O’Mallery, Jacob Collier

DOE Region #7 Winner
Pulaski County High School, Pulaski County, Teacher: Craig Hodge
Students:  Evan Winesett, Lakin Smith, Riley Moore, Grayson Deu

OTHER HIGH SCORING TEAMS INVITED TO ATTEND

BASIS Independent McLean, Private School, Teacher:  Robert Biemesderfer
Students: Ethan Hsiao, Armin Dubert, Victoria Black, Sam Kaufman

Bishop O’Connell High School, Private School, Teacher: William Betthauser
Students:  Ethan Pafford, Luan Nguyen, Maximilian Babka, Lucia Arevalo

Chantilly High School, Fairfax County, Teacher: Joseph Clement
Students:  Kyle McClelland, Maxwell Tabarrok, Diego Gutierrez, Kartik Chugh

James Madison High School, Fairfax County, Teacher: Tracey Jolley
Students:  Adin Yager, Aidan Fleming, Aryan Pandaya, Bradley Jawer

Midlothian High School, Chesterfield County, Teacher: Monica Van Arsdale
Students:   Thadeus Kozusko, Paul Miller, Vic Lin, Alexander Jenkins

St Stephen’s/St. Agnes, Private School, Teacher: Emily Geiger
Students: Mark Repetti, Thomas Van Buren, Chase Cohen

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County, Teacher: Richard Monteverde
Students:  Ryan Xu, Philip Pan, Rishabh Misra, Shubham Goda

Wakefield High School, Arlington County, Teacher: Patrick Kelly
Students:  Elias Posner, Chiara Luepke, Avery O’Kane, Jack Kumashiro

Woodson High School, Fairfax County, Teacher: Jeremy Sargent
Students: Saurabh Khanna, Salvatore Stamerra, Daisy Vo,