Indiana High School Students Compete in 2014 Euro Challenge

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With the European economy
making a comeback, American high school students are recommending how to further
enhance growth and job creation in the European Union. Teams from 25 high
schools, including St. Joseph High School from Indiana, will gather at the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York on April 30 to compete in the semi-final and
final rounds of this year’s Euro Challenge competition.

The Euro Challenge is a unique educational opportunity for high school students
from across the United States to learn about the European Union – the largest
economic partner of the U.S. – and the 18 countries that share its single
currency, the euro. Participants showcase their specific knowledge of countries
in the euro area and make economic policy recommendations to rein in deficits
and debt, reduce unemployment, or find other creative solutions for these

The competition continues to expand nationally. This year, more than one hundred
high school teams from 14 states plus the District of Columbia participated in
the program. Preliminary regional competitions concluded on April 3, with 25
schools advancing to the semi-finals on April 30.

“The Euro Challenge contest fosters a better understanding of the European Union
economy and the Euro while supporting local learning objectives in economics and
finance,” said European Union Ambassador to the United States, Joao Vale de
Almeida. “It’s great to see hundreds of students from across the United States
compete at such a high level. They gain a unique insight into the Euro Zone
economy and the strength of transatlantic economic relations.”

The 9th and 10th grade students have spent months researching European economic
policy and history with the help of mentors from their schools and resources
provided by the EU Delegation. In the competition, teams of three to five
students make presentations about the economic situation of the “euro area” and
then focus on an economic challenge facing one country. Teams must answer
questions from a distinguished panel of judges to showcase their grasp of
economic issues and economic policy trade-offs.

Of the 25 teams competing at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the
semi-final round the morning of April 30, five teams will advance to the final
round of the competition held in the afternoon the same day.

The top five winning teams will receive monetary awards generously provided by
The Moody’s Foundation, along with a trip to Washington, D.C. for the top two

The following schools are competing in the semi-final round:

Baldwin High School (PA)

Bergen County Academies (NJ)

Bronx Science High School (NY)

Brookfield Academy (WI)

East Chapel Hill High School (NC)

Garden City High School (NY)

High School for Math, Science & Engineering (NY)

Hunter College High School (NY)

Indian Hills High School (NJ)

International Academy East (MI)

International Academy Okma (MI)

Lawrence E. Elkins High School (TX)

Marlboro High School (NJ)

Montclair High School (NJ)

Mount Saint Mary Academy (NJ)

Normal Community High School (IL)

North Allegheny Intermediate High School (PA)

Nova High School (FL)

Princeton High School (NJ)

Ridgefield High School (CT)

School Without Walls (DC)

St. Joseph High School (IN)

Trinity Preparatory School (FL)

Wells High School (MA)

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North (NJ)

The Euro Challenge is a program launched and supported by the Delegation of the
European Union to the United States. The national coordinator of the competition
is w!se (Working in Support of Education). The Federal Reserve Bank of New York
serves as program advisor.

Other partner organizations include: Credit Suisse, the University of North
Carolina, Florida International University, the University of Pittsburgh, the
University of Illinois, Rutgers University, the Federal Reserve Bank of
Cleveland (Pittsburgh Branch), the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Federal
Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Detroit Branch),
George Washington University, the DC World Affairs Council, the University of
Texas at Austin and BNP Paribas.

For further information on this year’s competition, please visit:

Delegation of the European Union to the United States
2175 K Street (entrance from 22nd Street), NW, Washington, DC 20037 & @EUintheUS

SOURCE Delegation of the European Union to the United States

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