|Contest winner Chris Lanza and His Excellency Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States|
The EU Center congratulates the following students selected as the winners by a review panel of EU experts at the University of Illinois:
- First place: Chris Lanza, Jr., Bartlett High School, for his essay The EU: Balance or Bust. Chris earned a $200 cash prize and his teacher, Larry Pahl, will participate in a study tour to Europe this summer.
- Second place: Abigail Johnson, Oakwood High School, for her essay Collaboration for the Future: A Brief Look into Fusion Energy. Abigail earned a $100 cash prize.
- Third place: Shruti Africawala, Elgin High School, for her essay A Binding Spark. Shruti earned a $50 cash prize.
The annual EU Day is the EU Center’s signature event. His Excellency Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, delivered this year’s keynote “State of the European Union” address. Other distinguished guests included Consuls General and representatives from several European consulates in Chicago, and legislators from the Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives.
The EU Center is always looking to connect with more K-12 schools and educators and the Center invites all interested schools and students to participate in future events. Please check the EU Center website http://www.euc.illinois.edu this coming fall for details on the 2013 Essay Contest, and visit our website for various other opportunities for K-12 educators and students.
Contact: University of Illinois European Union Center, email@example.com
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