St. John’s finalist in prestigious ECB competition

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Mrs. D’Agostino, Brendan, Akari and Nicolas. Casper is missing in this photo.

The St. John’s senior economics team, made up of grade 12 students Akari, Casper, Nicolas and Brendan, is one of only 5 schools in Europe to make the finals of the prestigious European Central Bank (ECB) Generation Euro competition. St. John’s has an excellent reputation in this competition, having won the event in 2013, finished 2nd in 2012 and 3rd in 2015.

The team, under the guidance of HS Economics teacher Mrs. D’Agostino, passed the first round as one of 20 international/European schools from logo-generation-euro-encountries around Europe out of more than 200 who entered. The second round task for each team was to find a creative way to explain what they expect the ECB governing council will do to interest rates on March 9. In the final, the five teams will each have a 20-minute presentation with a jury of ECB experts and must predict and justify the governing council’s decision-making, followed by question and answer session with the panel.

Congratulations and good luck to our senior economics team!