Daly student places first in state for InvestWrite competition

Evie Loewy, a fifth-grader at John J. Daly Elementary School, came in first place statewide and fourth place nationally for the InvestWrite Competition at the elementary school level. (Photo courtesy of the Port Washington School District)

Congratulations to Evie Loewy, fifth-grade student at John J. Daly Elementary School in Port Washington, on being named the first-place winner in New York State, as well as the fourth-place winner nationally, in the InvestWrite Competition for the elementary school division.

The essay writing contest, presented by Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), required contestants to evaluate an investment scenario, and select and explain the metrics of two long-term investments.

Following Evie’s participation in the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game, an online simulation of global capital markets, Evie evaluated Tesla, Inc. for its sustainability and Boeing for the impact that the coronavirus has had on global economics in relation to travel.

Lisa Conway, a teacher in the Port Enrichment Program, surprised Evie at her home to present her with her proclamations and gifts. Evie received a beautiful trophy, medal, certificate, and gift pack which included $200 gift certificates and accessories.

The SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game, an online simulation of global capital markets, provides students with an opportunity to hone their 21st-century skills and acquire knowledge of economics and finance. In order to be eligible for the InvestWrite contest, which explores practical-decision making, teachers and students must be active participants in SIFMA’s Stock Market Game. With guidance from their teachers, students submit their original work, representative of their own research, thinking, and writing. In the elementary school division, students must submit an essay between 300-800 words. Essays are judged based on the author’s understanding of the subject matter, rationale, and writing style.

Submitted by the Port Washington School District

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