Capitol Hill Challenge Awards Reception 2015

The SIFMA Foundation’s annual Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) is an exciting national financial education competition for middle and high school students and reaches all 50 US states and their members of Congress. This year, nearly 15,000 students, from 742 schools, and 100 percent of Congress participated in the Capitol Hill Challenge.Winners

This special version of the Stock Market Game™ pairs members of Congress with participating schools. Since its inception in 2004, CHC has made nearly 3,000 matches of U.S. Representatives and Senators with schools, encompassing more than 75,000 students across the country.

Students from around the country traveled to Washington, D.C. in recognition of their Top 10 ranking. On Tuesday the teams arrived from all over the country. After settling in to their hotels, they met with their U.S. Representatives and Senators to discuss their success in the Capitol Hill Challenge. The teams embarked on a bus tour of Washington, D.C. after the meetings.

The teams woke up bright and early the next day to take pictures at the White House, followed by breakfast at Morgan Stanley. While the students ate, they listened to a presentation about the career opportunities in the financial services sector. After breakfast, the teams headed to RBC Wealth Management’s offices to learn about life as a financial advisor and what the Morgan Stanley government affairs team does. The students then went to Capitol Hill for the Capitol Hill Challenge Awards Reception in the Rayburn House Office Building.

On Thursday morning the teams went to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) office for breakfast and to hear a presentation about financial regulation. FINRA staff also discussed the importance of younger people being involved in the financial sector and politics. After the engaging presentation, teams went to the U.S. Capitol for a tour. They got to see the Old Supreme Court, the Rotunda, the Old Senate Chamber, and Statuary Hall.

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