One Fry Elementary student is cashing in on her knowledge of the stock market.
Fifth grader, Rachel Kelly was surprised to find out on national television that she had won the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite student essay competition.
SIFMA, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, works to support a strong financial market. Their national competition challenges 4th through 12th graders to analyze investments and offer advice.
At Fry Elementary, four other students who submitted essays were also recognized for placing in the top ten.
Kelly’s essay offered the reasons why the Honda Motor Company would make a good long-term investment. Thousands of teachers and industry professionals passed her paper on to the top spot.
“I was amazed and shocked. I had no idea. I worked hard, so I’m happy how it worked out,” said Kelly.
About 20,000 students each year take on the InvestWrite challenge.
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