InvestWrite® Extends Stock Market Game™ Experience.
InvestWrite® is a culminating activity for the Stock Market Game™ students extending students’ classroom learning with a written challenge to address real-world financial issues and situations. Students must analyze, think critically and problem solve about a long-term saving and investing scenario. This teacher-designed writing component and competition is the perfect companion to the Stock Market Game™ and reinforces their newfound knowledge and hones critical thinking skills.
Some 20,000 student essays are evaluated by teachers and thousands of financial professionals serving as volunteer judges. Winners locally and nationally rise to the top to earn exciting prizes and recognition including a trip to New York City’s famed financial district.
This innovative national writing competition is a program of the SIFMA Foundation offered exclusively to teachers and students participating in The Stock Market Game™. Competitions are available for students in Grades 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. There are usually two competition sessions: 1.) the Spring InvestWrite competition where registration opens in February with essays due in mid-April and 2.) the Fall InvestWrite competition where registration opens in the Summer and essays are due in December.
Local Student Wins Statewide InvestWrite Competition.
Emma Goehner, a 10th grader at Blue Ridge Christian High School, won first place in the statewide high school division of the InvestWrite Competition in the Spring of 2019 for her essay on Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. This contest is the second part of the Stock Market Game™ and InvestWrite® competition and is administered by the Virginia Council on Economic Education each year. Emma traveled to Richmond for an awards luncheon hosted by the Richmond Federal Reserve on the 23rd floor. She was also honored locally at James Madison University, where all of the regional recipients were honored. See the full story on Emma.