Tucson team wins National Economics Challenge

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Some high honors for local 8th graders Tuesday.

Members of the basis Tucson Economics Challenge team won 1st place in the National Economics Challenge.

That, after defeating all Arizona high schools in the on-line Arizona Economics Challenge.

The kids were recognized at Basis school on Broadway Tuesday afternoon for their achievement.

"They put a lot of hard work into this. They practiced twice a week. It really reflects their hard work, their perseverance. I'm so proud of them," said Basis Economics Teacher Holly Dufour.

A new group of 8th graders hope to do the same thing next year.