Inter-county Economy Competition

Fourth edition, february 2014, Buzău


   Between 14 and 16 February 2014, a group of 13 students from "Ovidius" High School Constanţa coordinated by Mr. Victor Mihalaşcu, took part in the Inter-county Economy Competition organised by the Economy College Buzău. In this IVth edition, the students from "Ovidius" obtained remarkable results: 2 first prizes (Avram Teodora and Ţipă Flavinia), 2 second prizes (Bălaşa Mara and Dragomir Anca), 1 third prize (Stoleru Alin) and 4 Mentions (Ali Sibel, Chilă Monica, Ionaşcu Diana and Măntălău Iulia). All participating students appreciated the efforts made by the organisers to ensure good conditions for this event, to award prizes and, also, they appreciated the cultural and fun activities they participated in.


   Our students returned with the same remarkable results from the previous editions of this competition. Thus, from the third edition of the Inter-County Economy competition "Anghel Rugina", which was held at the College of Economics Buzau, of the 10 participating students from Ovidius High School, 8 received awards, namely in the section "Problem Solving" where Frangulea Irina, Irina Nedelcu and Pan Iulia Andreea received first prize; in the section "Economic theory" Radu Cosmina and Oana Constantinescu were awarded first prize and, second prize and third prize were won by Mihaela Andreea Liana and Loredana Barbu; in the "Economic Analysis" section Berbec Marius received the first prize. Other participating students were:Zaman Roxana, Motrescu Alexandra Lavinia. Coordinating teacher of the participating students was Mr. Victor Mihalaşcu, director of CREE Constanţa.

   Second Edition:

     * Section "Economic Analysis" – Opriş Ruxandra Crina (third place), Banu Andreea Nicoleta and Raluca Davicenco "Applied Economics" – Ardeleanu Bogdan Cristian (mention)

     * Section "Economic theory" – Enache Ianis Eugen (mention) Elena Oana Constantinescu (mention); Griga Andreea Florina (mention), Pascal Diana Georgiana (mention), Kecskes Maria Evelyn and Roxana Motrescu

     * Section "Problem Solving" – Frangulea Irina (first prize)

   First Edition:

     * Section "Economic Analysis" – Giurea Andreea Georgiana (place), Raluca Georgescu (third place), Cucli-Iane Margareta (mention), Loredana Păvăluc Ionela (mention)

     * Section "Economic theory" – Enache Ianis Eugen (third place)

     * "Solving problems" - Gabriel Radu Cristea (first place), Vlad Elena Raluca (second place)



New Successes of Our Students

in the field of entrepreneurial education


   Between 19 to 20 November 2013, a group of seven students from "Ovidius" High School Constanţa, coordinated by Mr.Victor Mihalaşcu, participated in Dobrich, in the traditional manifestation "Global Week of Entrepreneurship".

   On the second day of the event, Bulgarian and Romanian students attended the "Innovation Camp" where joint teams proposed a possible business idea, in front of a jury, supporting it with arguments and sharing its feasibility in terms of financial, technical, human resources etc.

   The first prize was won by a team that included the student Trăncuţă Raluca grade 11 and the third prize went to the team of students which included PavalacheVlad, grade 11 and Andrei Nedea, grade 10.

The other participating students were: Ţoţoiu Raluca, Ţipă Flavinia, Bianca Radu and Florin Stanciu grade 11.

   At the end of the event, Mr Victor Mihalaşcu, director of CREE Constanţa, launched an invitation – on behalf of himself and "Ovidius" High School – to colleagues and students in "Rayko Tsonchev” School to participate in May 2014 in the traditional inter-county competition of business plans "Si eu voi fi intreprinzator!" The invitation was accepted gladly.





Creativity & Innovation Challenge



   The event took place on 16th October 2013. The competition brought together 15 high schools with 21 teams fighting for one of the three finalist spots. "Ovidius" High School was represented by three teams coached by teachers Mr. Victor Mihalaşcu and Mrs. Sorina Leu.

   The event is the first in a series of four which runs from October to November, the following events are in Iasi, Bucharest and Brasov. The competition is organized by Junior Achievement Romania in partnership with Raiffeisen Bank and part of the financial education programme for high school students "ABCdar bancar" (Banking ABC). Also, participating teams received support from 7 business volunteers from Raiffeisen Bank.

   Technology is constantly evolving, and fast. We have it in everything around us: mobiles, tablets, gadgets. The participating students designed an innovative application that would facilitate the management of the family budget. Knowledge of economy and technology, and entrepreneurship have helped in the implementation of ideas and detailed design of the functionality of such applications. The competition was fierce, but the participants presented the project confidently. Their skills in speaking in front of a large audience, and ways to capture attention were crucial in presenting ideas to a prestigious jury. Evaluation criteria consisted in the efficiency of the application, its presentation and the innovation that it brings to technology.

   The day full of inspiration, creativity and excitement ended with awards. First place went to the team consisting of "Ovidius" High School students: Bălaşa Mara, Ceapă Delia, Andrei Creţu, Mihai Grigore and Cristea Cătălin. The third place went to the team made up of Teodora Avram, Macarie Oana, Andra Maftei, Manafu Marius and Roman Ştefan. Both winning teams included grade 11 students and were coordinated by Mr. Victor Mihalaşcu, and they will participate in the national finals, which will take place in the second semester of the school year.

   We believe that the steps that will follow will prove once more the creativity and the entrepreneurial qualities that our school thrives to develop in its students each and every year.