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2017 Euro Challenge National Finalists Present Findings at Washington, D.C. Embassies


WHAT:  Euro Challenge National Finalist School Presentations to the Greek and German Embassies

WHO:  The Delegation of the European Union to the United States, Working in Support of Education (w!se), Mount Saint Mary Academy, and Princeton High School

WHERE:  Greek Embassy, 2217 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 and German Embassy, 645 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007.

WHEN: Monday, June 12th: 11:00 a.m. at Greek Embassy and 12:30 p.m. at Germany Embassy

WHY: As a rewarding capstone for the 2017 Euro Challenge, the first and second placed teams from this year’s competition will deliver their research and findings about the Greek and German economies to officials at the respective Embassies in Washington DC.

The Euro Challenge, an initiative of the EU Delegation to the United States, provides an exciting opportunity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union and the Euro Area. W!se is the national coordinator of the program.

Organized as a competition, student teams from high schools across the US analyze the current economic situation in the Euro Area, examine a pressing economic issue facing one of the 19 Euro Area countries and develop solutions to the issue. Teams present their findings at regional heats with the best teams from each heat advancing to the national finals, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The top five teams earn monetary awards, sponsored by the Moody’s Foundation. The first and second placed teams also earn a trip to the nation’s capital to present their work at the Embassies of the countries they selected for their research. This special trip is also generously funded by the Moody’s Foundation. The Foundation’s support is most welcome.

This year’s first place team, Mount Saint Mary Academy will discuss the challenges Germany faces due to its aging population and workforce; the team from Princeton High School, placing second, will share its recommendations about how Greece can return to more vibrant economic growth.