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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Montgomery High Students Beat Over 4,000 Teams to Win SIFMA Stock Market Challenge

June 15, 2016
Press Release
Three students from Montgomery High School in Montgomery, PA won first place in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation’s 13th Annual Stock Market Game – Capitol Hill Challenge

Washington, D.C.—Montgomery High School in Pennsylvania’s 10th District won first place in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation’s 13th Annual Stock Market Game – Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC). The team, Amber Beaver, Quinn Berger and Abby Knapsack, competed with 4,314 other teams and was the first all-female team to win the SIFMA Capitol Hill Challenge.

This 14-week challenge organizes teams of middle and high school students by congressional district and state and teaches the importance of saving and investing, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of our government. Teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learn the value of the capital markets as they work together to maximize the return of their portfolios.

The three students and their teacher, Ryan Monoski, met with Rep. Tom Marino in D.C. on June 15, 2016.

Rep. Marino released the following statement: 

“I am incredibly proud of the Montgomery High School team and their hard work in this challenge. These students are some of the best and brightest I have had the opportunity to meet with and I am encouraged by their interest in government and our economy. Winning first place in this challenge means beating over 4,000 other teams. It is an incredible accomplishment and I was excited to meet with Amber, Quinn and Abby in D.C. These students are born leaders and make me hopeful for the future of our nation.”

From left to right – Ryan Monoski, Quinn Berger, Rep. Marino, Abby Knapsack, Amber Beaver

For more information on the SIFMA Foundation and the Capitol Hill Challenge, please click here.