Montgomery wins stock market game

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From left, Catherine Barnes, MS Design Teacher, Mikka Meyers, MS Language Arts and Literature Teacher, Canon Montgomery, and his parents, Porter and Scott Montgomery.

Canon Montgomery, an eighth-grade student at Boulder Country Day School in Gunbarrel, was recognized by the SIFMA Foundation as the Fall 2021 State Champion for Colorado in the InvestWrite competition.

InvestWrite is the culminating activity of The Stock Market Game™, an online game in which students invest and manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and cash. For the Fall 2021 competition, students researched and determined an investment portfolio based on a prompt to predict the future and then wrote an essay describing the reasoning of their portfolio choices.

Montgomery chose to focus on the future of the wind turbine industry, beating out thousands of other students competing in the middle school division.

Facilitated by The SIFMA Foundation and its volunteer judges, this nationwide essay competition bridges classroom learning in math, social studies, and language arts with the practical research and knowledge required for saving, investing and long-term planning.

BCD teachers Catherine Barnes, Design Teacher, and Mikka Meyer, Language and Literature Teacher, combined efforts to assign and inspire their students through the InvestWrite challenge, submitting those essays they felt were the best to the competition. Barnes and Meyer were honored alongside Montgomery by the SIFMA Foundation during a virtual presentation held at BCD on March 31, 2022.

Montgomery was surprised to hear of his winning and was presented with the State Champion trophy in front of all his schoolmates during a Middle School Townhall at Boulder Country Day.

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