MFJMCE: Euro Challenge Virtual Award Ceremony

Event information


W!se, the Moody's Foundation, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States organized a virtual Award Ceremony for the High Schools that participated in the Euro Challenge Competition this year. Among the 60 American and Canadian High Schools that participated, our Florida High schools' students were recognized for their hard work and enthusiasm, and the teachers for their dedication. The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at FIU was also recognized for its support by the president of the Moody's Foundation, Ms. Phyllis F. Perillo; Ms. Christine Elliott, Managing Director Global Corporate Affairs, Moody's; and Michael Curtis, Deputy Ambassador of the EU to the US.

Mr. Michael Curtis, Deputy Ambassador to the Delegation of the European Union to the United States stated, "I was thoroughly impressed by the dedication and optimism displayed by the high school participants of our #EuroChallenge. My sincere congratulations to the 2022 winners: Mount Saint Mary Academy! I hope you all remain strong supporters of Europe and the EU-USA relationship. We need you."

Here are the five finalists:

  • 1st place: Mount Saint Mary Academy, NJ
  • 2nd place: Princeton High School, NJ
  • 3rd place: Eleanor Roosevelt High School, NY
  • 4th place: Georgetown Day School, DC
  • 5th place: Charlotte Country Day School, NC

Congratulations to PK Younge Developmental Research School, selected in Florida to compete in NY for the semi-finals and recognized at the Euro Challenge Virtual Award Ceremony.

We are proud of our Florida high schools and look forward to participating next year! Go Florida!


Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in partnership with the Moody’s Foundation, Working in Support of Education (W!se) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Launched in 2006, Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for 9th and 10th grade 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 pick one member country of the “euro area” (the 19 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. #EuroChallenge - The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence has been participating in the Euro Challenge and recruiting Florida High School since 2006. It is the organizer of the preliminary competition in Florida.