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Capitol Hill Challenge 2013 Awards Reception

Congratulations to the Top 10 Teams of the 2013 Capitol Hill Challenge

SIFMA and the SIFMA Foundation celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Stock Market Game™-"Capitol Hill Challenge" by bringing the Top 10 teams to Washington, D.C. in June 2013 to meet their Members of Congress, tour the nation's Capitol, and see first-hand how our fiscal policies are created. 

There are many reasons to celebrate this year's Challenge.  Not only is it celebrating its 10th Anniversary, but this year also marks the 4th consecutive year of growth for the program with 506 Members of Congress being paired with middle/high school teams in their legislative district or state and 15,000 students participating in the Challenge.  Also, it had two teams celebrate victories for two and three years in a row!

Financial literacy is one of the keys to the future generation's success.  Programs like the Capitol Hill Challenge enable our nation's youth to learn more about the basics of saving, investing, and the global capital markets, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of our government. The Top 10 teams have truly excelled in all aspects of the program. Congratulations again on a job well done!

Read the press release: SIFMA and the SIFMA Foundation Congratulate All Participants of the 10th Annual "Capitol Hill Challenge"


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Congratulations to the Top 10 Teams!

First Place – High Technology High School 
Congratulations to our first place team from High Technology High School. Arun Kalyanaraman, Rohan Kodialam, Matthew Koutsoutis and Timothy Lou produced a portfolio value of $321,175.12 and a return of over 211 percent. They were instructed by Raymond Eng and represented Representatives Christopher Smith (R) and Frank Pallone (D) during this year's Challenge.

First Place – High Technology High School  
Students from High Technology High School at the CHC Awards Reception in the Capitol Visitors Center

Second Place – Neuqua Valley High School 
Congratulations to our second place team from Neuqua Valley High School. Manas Gosavi, Fahad Khan, Manish Lakkamsani, Colin Pinto and Tyler Rund produced a portfolio value of $246,823.00 and a return of over 138 percent. They were instructed by Kevin Geers and represented Representative Bill Foster (D) during this year's Challenge.

Second Place – Neuqua Valley High School  
Students from Neuqua Valley High School meeting with Sen. Durbin (D-IL) in the Dirksen Ground Floor Room

Third Place – Canyonville Christian Academy 
Congratulations to our third place team from Canyonville Christian Academy. Precious Abayesa, Clement Dushimimana, Julian Gakwaya, Lauren Katangulia and Soniya Sherpa produced a portfolio value of $237,009.19 and a return of over 128 percent. They were instructed by Roger Shaffer and represented Representative Peter DeFazio (D) during this year's Challenge.

Third Place – Canyonville Christian Academy  
Students from Canyonville Christian Academy meeting with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) at the Dirksen Senate Office Building

Fourth Place – Lewisburg High School 
Congratulations to our fourth place team from Lewisburg High School, Brett Clark, Amanda Kelly, Alex Liscum, Claire Martin and Nate Martin produced a portfolio value of $198,185.00 and a return of over 89 percent. They were instructed by Michael Creeger and represented Representative Thomas Marino (R) during this year's Challenge

Fourth Place – Lewisburg High School  
Students from Lewisburg High School meeting with Sen. Casey (D-PA) on the west steps of the US Capitol

Fifth Place – North Little Rock High School-West Campus 
Congratulations to our fifth place team from North Little Rock High School-West Campus, Christian Bryant, Darrion Rash'ad and Alishe'ah Sockwell produced a portfolio value of $173,247.85 and a return of over 64 percent. They were instructed by Michael Huels and represented Senator John Boozman (R) during this year's Challenge.

Fifth Place – North Little Rock High School-West Campus  
Students from North Little Rock High Schoolmeeting with Sen. Boozman (R-AR) in the Hart Senate Office Building

Sixth Place – Reeths-Puffer High School 
Congratulations to our sixth place team from Reeths-Puffer High School, Luke Bogner, Gates Green, Syndi Healy, Morgan Jones and Joshua Stinger produced a portfolio value of $170,245.11 and a return of over 61 percent. They were instructed by Rich Corbin and represented Representative Bill Huizenga (R) during this year's Challenge.

Sixth Place – Reeths-Puffer High School  
Students from Reeths-Puffer High School meeting with Rep. Huizenga (R-MI) in the Longworth House Office Building

Seventh Place – Oak Hill High School 
Congratulations to our seventh place team from Oak Hill High School, Tyler Cyr, Brian Daniels and Adam Hebert produced a portfolio value of $163,424.20 and a return of over 54 percent. They were instructed by Jim Ford and represented Senator Angus King (I) during this year's Challenge.

Seventh Place – Oak Hill High School  
Students from Oak Hill High School meeting with Sen. King (I-ME) in the Russell Senate Office Building

Eighth Place – Clyde A. Erwin High School 
Congratulations to our eighth place team from Clyde A. Erwin High School, Marissa Imel, Angela McLean, Alitselenne Moreno, Hannah Rigsby and Sam Shipley produced a portfolio value of $161,363.78 and a return of over 52 percent. They were instructed by Mary Richards and represented Representative Virginia Foxx (R) during this year's Challenge.

Eighth Place – Clyde A. Erwin High School  
Students from Clyde A. Erwin High School meeting with Sen. Hagan (D-NC) in the Dirksen Senate Office Building

Ninth Place – North Broward Preparatory School 
Congratulations to our ninth place team from North Broward Preparatory School, David Bench, Nicolas Martin and Max
Shooster produced a portfolio value of $152,882.13 and a return of over 43 percent. They were instructed by Jason O'Connor and represented Representative Ted Deutch (D) during this year's Challenge.

Ninth Place – North Broward Preparatory School
Students from North Broward Preparatory High School after a meeting with Rep. Deutch (D-FL) in the Longworth House Office Building

Tenth Place – Passaic Valley High School 
Congratulations to our tenth place team from Passaic Valley High School, Vincent Botti, Kirtan Patel, Matthew Patten, Andrew Reed and Steven Smith produced a portfolio value of $152,420.39 and a return of over 43 percent. They were instructed by Kevin Ketcho and represented Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R) during this year's Challenge.

Tenth Place – Passaic Valley High School  
Students from Passaic Valley High School meeting with Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) in the Hart Senate Office Building
 

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