Euro Challenge: Real Work in the Real World

Sam Bezilla
Sep 5, 2017 · 4 min read
With EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan at the EU Delegation to the US in Washington, D.C.
At the Euro Challenge semifinals in New York

In this way, Euro Challenge was an opportunity unlike any I’ve experienced thus far in high school. For the first time, hours of research, writing, and presentation were guided by the interests of my peers and I instead of a constraining classroom assignment.

We regularly broadened our analysis of Greece’s economy as new evidence arose, a process that felt like a natural and necessary component of our research instead of checking off boxes on a school rubric. Finding our next big argument didn’t feel like it was simply to strengthen our presentation; rather, we felt compelled to find viable solutions to Greece’s issues for the sake of the economy.

Final presentation at the Embassy of Greece in Washington D.C.


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I’m a Junior at Princeton High School and a member of the 2017 2nd place Euro Challenge team.

Delegation of the European Union  to the United States

Writing from European Union staff on issues of interest to the EU in the United States, with occasional guest posts