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posted: 6/6/2012 11:29 AM

Lake Zurich 5th-grader's essay wins business contest

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  • Thomas Tran and his family receive a mini-laptop computer and a certificate of award for his placement in the Foundation for Investor Education's InvestWrite essay competition.

      Thomas Tran and his family receive a mini-laptop computer and a certificate of award for his placement in the Foundation for Investor Education's InvestWrite essay competition.

 

Submitted by Jean Malek/District 95

A student in Laura Raineri's fifth-grade class at Isaac Fox Elementary School in Lake Zurich won third place, grades 4-5, in the Foundation for Investor Education's InvestWrite essay competition. Nationwide, over 10,000 students in grades 4-12 wrote essays addressing investment topics in order to win awards.

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Thomas Tran was presented with a mini-laptop computer and a certificate of award. His parents received a plaque in appreciation for their support of Thomas' learning.

Teacher Laura Raineri received a $100 professional development scholarship and a one-year subscription to The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. The school received a trophy in recognition of Thomas' win and his class will be treated to a pizza party.

Presenting the awards were Joanne Dempsey, president/executive director of Econ Illinois and Dr. Daniel Condon, director of the Dominican University Center for Economic Education.

The SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite competition, offered in Illinois by Econ Illinois, bridges classroom learning in mathematics, social studies, language arts, business and economics, with the practical research and knowledge required for long-term personal financial planning. Students are, in fact, building on what they have learned through their participation in The Stock Market Game, which has reached more than 13 million students since its inception in 1977.

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