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Congratulations to the winning teams of the final round of this year's Euro Challenge competition, which was held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on May 2. Princeton High School of Princeton, NJ led a total of five winning teams, including West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ (2nd), Gulliver Preparatory High School, Miami, Florida (3rd), Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC (4th), and Delbarton High School, Morristown, NJ (5th). They beat top teams from 20 other high schools by showcasing their financial literacy and specific knowledge of countries in the euro area and receive monetary awards generously provided by the Moody's Foundation.
This year's contest marked the 14th iteration of the Euro Challenge, which continues to expand nationally. More than 90 teams participated overall, representing high schools from 15 U.S. States. "By participating in this unique educational contest, high school students from across the United States learn about the European Union – the largest economic partner of the United States – and the 19 countries that share its single currency, the euro," explained European Union Ambassador to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis. "It was truly impressive to watch today’s competition and to see the level of performance and creativity in addressing complex economic issues. On the 20th anniversary of the euro, I am proud to say that over 7,000 students have now participated in this exciting competition."