Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Eleven High Schools in the Midwest Participated in Euro Challenge 2014

Eleven high schools from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin participated in the 2014 Euro Challenge. Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for high schools students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The program offers students of global studies, economics, world history/geography or European studies a unique experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.

The participating schools in the Midwest were:

Downers Grove South High School, IL
Elgin High School, IL
Glenbrook South High School, IL
Mundelein High School, IL
Normal Community High School, IL
South Shore International High School, IL
Penn High School, IN
St. Joseph High School, IN
Brookfield Academy High School, WI
Madison East High School, WI
Marshfield High School, WI


For the competition, held on April 3 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, students researched problems and solutions to Europe's economic challenges. A team of three to five students presented its findings in a competition format. 

Normal Community HS (IL), St. Joseph’s High School (IN) and Brookfield Academy (WI) advanced to New York for the semifinal and final rounds of the competition held on April 30 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 

The results of the final round were:

1st place – Princeton High School, NJ
2nd place – Montclair High School, NJ
3rd place – Hunter College High School, NY
4th place – Trinity Preparatory School, FL
5th place – Nova High School, FL

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States published a press release about the 2014 competition. Additional details can be found on the European Union Center’s Euro Challenge web page.

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