A Greenwich High School (GHS) team of 9th and 10th grade students qualified as one of 25 teams across the nation to compete in the 2018 Euro Challenge semi-final and final rounds on April 26 at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City. The GHS team - Julia Blank (Grade 10), Pietro De Ferrari (Grade 10), Autumn Kim (Grade 9), Matthew Meyers (Grade 10), Sofia Pronina (Grade 9), Wyatt Radzin (Grade 9), and Melissa Woo (Grade 10) - finished fourth in the nation.
GHS teacher advisor Ian Tiedemann said, "This is an incredible accomplishment for the students involved. They had to learn and apply international macroeconomics, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and much more. It has been an honor to mentor these students throughout the process."
The Euro Challenge is an annual competition run by the Delegation of the European Union in Washington, D.C. designed to showcase students' financial literacy and knowledge of the European Union. "The Euro Challenge is a unique opportunity for high school students from across the United States to both learn about and demonstrate their knowledge of the European Union and the 19 countries that share its single currency, the euro. Participating teams compete by selecting one country from the euro area, present on its current financial state, and then make policy recommendations to reduce deficits and debt, combat unemployment, or find other creative solutions to continue Europe's economic growth."