Three high school students from Thessaloniki became the first Greeks to win first prize in the Eurostat Statistics Competition.
According to protothema.gr, the team members hail from the Hasiotis High School of the American Agricultural School in Thessaloniki.
The Greek students had to face hard competition as they won their title among 1,444 schools, 5,208 teams and 19,388 peers from 19 European countries.
The team of Greek students consists of 3rd year students Polykarpo-Aris Kalaitzidis, Dimitrios Paroutis, and Maria-Anastasia Trevla.
This was the third year the team participated in the annual competition. Last year, they won second prize and this year they emerged first in all of Europe.
“We worked hard and methodically. It is the third year that we participate. Statistics is a very interesting science and extremely fascinating,” the students said.
Along with math teacher Olga Grigoriadou, who supervised and guided the team, they are preparing their bags for Luxembourg, where the award ceremony will take place on June 26.