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Nova High School Euro Challenge Team Takes First Place

Thursday, March 27, 2014
 
Nova High School students are making their mark in the world of economics. The Nova Euro Challenge Team won first place in the preliminary rounds of the 2014 Euro Challenge. The competition, which took place at Florida International University on March 13, 2014, included schools from South and Central Florida. The team’s next challenge takes them on an all-expense paid trip to New York for a chance to compete for the national title.
 
The Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and the euro. Teams of three to five students are asked to make presentations answering specific questions about the European economy and the single currency, the euro. They are also asked to select one member country of the “euro area” (the 18 EU member countries that have adopted the euro so far), to examine an economic problem at the country level, and to identify policies for responding to that problem.
 
The Nova team’s presentation was on European Union member Estonia, and how it should deal with its economic problem and aging population. The team, sponsored by Nova High social studies teacher Shawna Morgan-Ionescu, includes Preethi Atluri, Juan Bedoya, Swathi Chittlur, Dang Le and Gamer Mohammed. The students will be honored for their first place win and a chance to advance for the national title at a Recognition Award Luncheon on April 16, 2014, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta-Miami Branch, Miami, FL. 

Pictured: (Left to Right) Teacher and team sponsor Shawna Morgan-Ionescu with members of the Nova High School Euro Challenge Team Swathi Chittlur, Gamer Mohammed, Preethi Atluri, Juan Bedoya and Dang Le.
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