Capitol Hill Challenge Awards Reception 2017

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Capitol Hill Challenge!

Congratulations 2017 Capitol Hill Challenge Winners!  

The SIFMA Foundation’s annual Capitol Hill Challenge™ (CHC) is an exciting national financial education competition for middle and high school students that reaches all 50 states, and their members of Congress. This year, nearly 13,000 students from 735 schools, and 100% of Congress participated in the CHC for the fourth consecutive year.

This special edition of the Stock Market Game™ pairs members of Congress with participating schools in their respective districts. Since its inception in 2004, CHC has made over 3,800 matches of U.S. Representatives and Senators with schools, encompassing more than 103,000 students across the country.

The Top 10 ranked teams traveled from across the country, and arrived in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 20th, ready to celebrate their accomplishments.  After settling into their hotel, teams met with their members of Congress to discuss their success in the Capitol Hill Challenge. To conclude the evening, students enjoyed a pizza party, and a bus tour of the city monuments.

The next day began with breakfast at Morgan Stanley.  Several industry professionals presented about career opportunities and strategic investing in the financial services sector. Next stop was RBC Wealth Management for lunch and a discussion about life as a financial advisor and stock market strategies.  The students then finished the festivities with the Capitol Hill Challenge Awards Reception at the Rayburn House Office Building, hosted by the co-chairs of the Financial Services Committee – Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) also attended.

On Thursday morning, the teams enjoyed breakfast at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and a discussion with the FINRA Foundation staff regarding the importance of youth involvement in the financial sector and in politics. After this engaging presentation, the students finished their trip with a private tour of the U.S. Capitol Building.

The SIFMA Foundation is grateful to its many supporters.

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