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Mary Lynch student wins statewide contest


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Mr. Jared Reich, left, of FirsTier Bank in Kimball presented Xavier Thomas-Lewis with his Investwrite check with Mary Lynch Elementary teacher, Laurie Janicek.

Xavier Thomas-Lewis, a fifth-grader at Mary Lynch Elem., is the Nebraska State Champion in the elementary school division (4-6 grades) of InvestWrite. The program challenges students to consider an investing scenario and make recommendations that incorporate short- and long-term financial goals.

InvestWrite serves as a culminating activity for 600,000 4th-12th graders nationwide who compete each year in the SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game™, an online simulation of the global capital markets that reinforces STEM learning, 21st Century skills, economics, investing and personal finance. Since InvestWrite's inception in 2004, more than 185,000 students have submitted essays. Xavier Thomas-Lewis is among 20,000 students this school year taking the InvestWrite challenge, which bridges classroom learning in mathematics, social studies, and language arts with the practical research and knowledge required for long-term personal financial planning.

Mrs. Janicek's fifth grade students participated in this contest.


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