Fulbright Schuman

20152015-2016 Fulbright Schuman grantee’s team places Fourth in Euro Challenge Competition

2015-2016 Fulbright Schuman grantee’s team places Fourth in Euro Challenge Competition


Great news from 2015-2016 Fulbright Schuman grantee Letitia Zwickert who is an International Relations, World Cultures, and Minorities Teacher in the Social Studies Department at Naperville Central High School.

Her Euro Challenge team, made up of all Sophomore girls from her IR class, won the Midwest Regional competition at the Chicago Fed in April, which brought them to NYC this past week. After the Thursday morning Semifinals at the NY FED, the team placed in the top five, out of 25 of the nations top schools, and moved on to the afternoon Finals. In front of a large auditorium of people, including EU Ambassador O’Sullivan and top economic officials from the US and Europe, the girls placed fourth in the country!


Theirs is the first Illinois team to get this far, and was the only all girls team in the Finals 🙂 They won a beautiful trophy and some nice pocket change.

Euro Challenge is an exciting educational competition and opportunity for high school students to learn about the European Union and the euro. The Euro Challenge introduces students to the European Union and the global economy. Teams create presentations that explore real world economic problems and allow students the opportunity to step into the shoes of international policy makers by crafting recommendations and solutions. Learn more

The Fulbright Schuman Program, administered by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission awards grants to European citizens to conduct research in the United States and to American citizens to conduct research in the European Union.