Westwood High School academic team advances to national competition

For the second year, a team of five Westwood High School students recently earned the opportunity to compete at the national level in the Euro-Challenge, an academic competition on students’ knowledge of the European monetary system. The Westwood team was the only freshman team to earn one of the top three spots in the regional contest in Miami recently, and will go on to New York in April for the national competition with two other Florida teams. The students spent over 45 hours of after school and time during Spring break conducting extensive research, participating in Webinars, and perfecting their presentations.  Pictured, from left, are Nathan Wyche, Rhyan Grant, Nyah Tennell, Coach Dennis Dawson, James Rhees Kaufman, and Zachary Taylor. They now join their peer Westwood team preparing for the national Ocean Bowl spending extended hours working on presentions and acquiring all the new information that they will need to be competitive.