Upper School Team Competes at Euro Challenge Nationals

In April, Gulliver Prep’s team of Alex Gilliland ’22, Antonia Lemann ’22, Elizabeth Rivabem ’22, Daniel Bellatin ’23, and Lucas Figueroa ’23 won the school’s third-straight Florida Euro Challenge. This feat earned them one of 25 spots in the semifinal round, and the group advanced to become one of five national finalists. In the final round, Gulliver took fourth place.

Euro Challenge provides high school freshmen and sophomores with an exciting opportunity to learn about the global economy, how policy-making in the EU works, and EU-U.S. economic relations, while simultaneously promoting financial literacy. Teams consist of three to five students who have spent months researching European economic policy and history with the help of mentors from their schools and resources provided by the EU Delegation to the United States. The teams prepare a detailed presentation of current economic conditions in one of the 19 countries that share the euro, and proceed to make policy recommendations to improve that country’s competitiveness, human capital, and sustainable growth. Competitors must answer questions from a distinguished panel of judges to showcase their grasp of economic issues and policy trade-offs.  

This year’s Euro Challenge marked the 15th iteration of the competition and was done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 90 teams from across the United States participated from high schools in Connecticut, California, Florida, Washington, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland and the District of Columbia.