Crabapple Lane team turns exotic idea into top prize at Econ Games

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When you need help caring for your exotic pet, there’s a group at Crabapple Lane Elementary who have you covered. Well not exactly, but it was a winning idea for the 5th grade quartet of Kayla Lempke, Ava Silcox, Trey Hines, and Ellie Wolf as they took 1st place in the Georgia Council on Economic Education’s South Metro Econ Games.

The Econ Games is a competitive event for 4th and 5th grade students where they apply their knowledge of economics and personal finance to develop a sales pitch/business plan for a new good or service they  “invented.”

The Crabapple Lane pitched a plan for a business that cares for your exotic pets when you’re away from home, and they would charge based on the pets’ weight and aggression level. Their model wowed the judges enough to take the top prize.

The team is coached by Enrichment teacher Jill Earnhart.

Crabapple Lane’s team of 5th graders (L to R) Kayla Lempke, Ava Silcox, Trey Hines, and Ellie Wolf won 1st place in the Georgia Council on Economic Education’s South Metro Econ Games.