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2019 Euro Challenge National Finalists Present Findings at Washington, D.C. Embassies
WHAT: Euro Challenge National Finalist School Presentations to the Embassy of Spain and the Embassy of Estonia
WHO: The Delegation of the European Union to the United States (“the Delegation”), Moody’s Foundation (Moody’s), Working in Support of Education (W!se), Princeton High School, and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North
WHERE: Embassy of Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Embassy of Estonia, 2131 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
WHEN: Friday, June 14 10:00 a.m. at the Spanish Embassy and 11:30 a.m. at the Estonian Embassy
WHY: As a rewarding capstone for the 2019 Euro Challenge, the first and second placed teams from this year’s competition will deliver their research and findings about the Spanish and Estonian economies to officials at the respective embassies in Washington, D.C.
The Euro Challenge, an initiative of the Delegation, 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 semifinal and final round, 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.
This year’s first place team from Princeton High School will discuss the benefits and challenges of innovating for long-term growth and the future of work in Spain; the second place team from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North will tackle inequality and social mobility in Estonia.
In addition to both embassies, students will visit the International Monetary Fund (IMF), U.S. Department of Treasury and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States to meet with senior representatives from these institutions.
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