Pate’s Creek Elementary students win national essay contest | News

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STOCKBRIDGE — A student from Pate’s Creek Elementary School was recently recognized for winning first place in the SIFMA Foundation’s national InvestWrite competition.

Elijah Hill, 10, beat thousands of students across the country to claim victory.

“We congratulate Elijah and his teacher on this remarkable achievement,” said Melanie Mortimer, President of the SIFMA Foundation. “They are a shining example of the impact our financial education programs can have in classrooms nationwide. We prepare young people from all backgrounds to navigate capital markets and make financial decisions, equipping them for lifelong success. »

The competition asked students to write an essay on saving, investing and long-term financial planning. This is part of the financial education program, The Stock Market Game, in which students invest and manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and cash over 14 weeks .

Hill and her teacher, Talisa Johnson, were honored by the foundation during an assembly at the school.

“We honor and congratulate our student and teacher winner of InvestWrite,” said Mike Raymer, executive director of the Georgia Council on Economic Education, “By making economics fun, interesting, and relevant through The Stock Market Game and InvestWrite, we can help Georgian students gain a solid grounding in economic principles, an understanding of our economy and how it works, and a strong appreciation for the American free enterprise system.

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