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California 7th Grader Juliet Scott Wins 1st Place in the SIFMA Foundation’s Spring 2021 National InvestWrite® Competition

New York, NY, September 29, 2021 We could all learn something from 13-year-old Juliet Scott. The extraordinary 7th-grader from Los Angeles, California has charted her life goals and developed an investment strategy to fund them. Moreover, Scott developed her plan in the months that a pandemic created unprecedented challenges for her family and school life. For her brilliance and hard work, Scott cinched an exhilarating win in the SIFMA Foundation’s Spring 2021 InvestWrite competition.


Beating out thousands of other students around the country competing in the middle school division, Scott, who attends Marlborough School, researched and composed an impressive short-term and long-term financial plan and now she is being recognized nationally.


SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite national essay competition bridges classroom learning in math, social studies, and language arts with the practical research and knowledge required for saving, investing and long-term planning. It also serves as a culminating activity for The Stock Market Game™ a highly effective in-person, remote learning and hybrid educational tool in which students invest and manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and cash.


“SIFMA Foundation’s programs provide youth of all backgrounds and especially in underserved communities the knowledge and tools for financial independence,” said Melanie Mortimer, President of the SIFMA Foundation. “We equip teachers to bring investor education into classrooms and prepare young people early in life to navigate the capital markets and financial decision-making. To date, we’ve transformed the lives of 20 million students like Juliet through learning that is practical and fun.”


The Spring 2021 InvestWrite competition challenged students to write an essay about what is important for their future. They did research to determine how they would invest in the short run and in the long term to benefit themselves and others and how stocks, bonds or mutual funds can be combined to create a successful diversified portfolio.


Scott developed a plan that would have an impact today and into the future and wowed the team of judges with her essay.


Juliet Scott and her teacher, Josiah Cameron, were honored by the SIFMA Foundation during a virtual presentation on September 29, 2021.


Read Juliet's Award Winning Essay


California 8th Grader Margalit Salkin Wins 3rd Place in the SIFMA Foundation’s Spring 2021 National InvestWrite® Competition

New York, NY, September 29, 2021 We could all learn something from 14-year-old Margalit Salkin. The extraordinary 8th-grader from Los Angeles, California has charted her life goals and developed an investment strategy to fund them. Moreover, Salkin developed her plan in the months that a pandemic created unprecedented challenges for her family and school life. For her brilliance and hard work, Salkin cinched an exhilarating win in the SIFMA Foundation’s Spring 2021 InvestWrite competition.


Beating out thousands of other students around the country competing in the middle school division, Salkin, who attends Marlborough School, researched and composed an impressive short-term and long-term financial plan and now she is being recognized nationally.


SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite national essay competition bridges classroom learning in math, social studies, and language arts with the practical research and knowledge required for saving, investing and long-term planning. It also serves as a culminating activity for The Stock Market Game™ a highly effective in-person, remote learning and hybrid educational tool in which students invest and manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and cash.


“SIFMA Foundation’s programs provide youth of all backgrounds and especially in underserved communities the knowledge and tools for financial independence,” said Melanie Mortimer, President of the SIFMA Foundation. “We equip teachers to bring investor education into classrooms and prepare young people early in life to navigate the capital markets and financial decision-making. To date, we’ve transformed the lives of 20 million students like Margalit through learning that is practical and fun.”


The Spring 2021 InvestWrite competition challenged students to write an essay about what is important for their future. They did research to determine how they would invest in the short run and in the long term to benefit themselves and others and how stocks, bonds or mutual funds can be combined to create a successful diversified portfolio.


Salkin developed a plan that would have an impact today and into the future and wowed the team of judges with her essay.


Margalit Salkin and her teacher, Josiah Cameron, were honored by the SIFMA Foundation during a virtual presentation on September 29, 2021.


Read Margalit's Award Winning Essay


Click here to view the presentation for Juliet and Margalit!
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