BCD 8th Grade Student Named Fall 2021 State Champion in InvestWrite Competition
Canon Montgomery 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, subsequently submitting to the competition those essays they felt were the best. Barnes and Meyer were honored alongside Montgomery by the SIFMA Foundation during a virtual presentation held at BCD on March 31, 2022.