Firth High School hosts economic summit

FIRTH — Each year, Boise State University hosts the International Economic Summit for high school students around the state, but this year the summit was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. So Firth High School decided to host their own.

In the past, BSU hosted the International Economics Summit on the Idaho State University campus for eastern Idaho high school students. After canceling the summit, Firth High School’s Economics teacher Trevor Clayson decided to host the high school’s own economic summit from Jan. 18 through 21.

Kali Hansen (left) and Levi Madson (Right) | Mia Wanstrom

“I decided to do it because it is a valuable learning experience that expresses many economic principles, and gives the students a chance to practice what they have learned in the economics courses,” Clayson said.

The summit encompassed the economics and dual credit Macroeconomics classes and consisted of several parts including a geography quiz, a trading session where teams traded exports in the form of resource cards, a debate, and more.

“It was really difficult and I was really stressed about it, but when it actually got started it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” Senior Aspen Johnson said.

Other Firth High School news

  • The economic summit coincided with finals weeks.
  • Firth’s Sources of Strength chapter introduced their theme of the month: “New Year, New Semester, New You.” Students are encouraged to write about their goals on a poster made by the chapter.

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  • February 10, 2021 at 4:27 pm
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    Good job, Firth HS students! I used to coordinate the IES program for the state several years ago and appreciate the work that goes into it, as well as the learning that takes place. Good job on keeping the program going in such a tough time!

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