Crenshaw visits Episcopal economics class

Crenshaw visits Episcopal economics class

Twelfth grade students in Ortega resident’s Perry Walthour’s economics at The Episcopal School of Jacksonville received a visit from U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-Florida, 4th District) on May 5 as part of their participation in the SIFMA Foundation’s 12th Annual Stock Market Game Capitol Hill Challenge.

Congressman Crenshaw, currently Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government and Member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, spoke to the class about financial literacy and what they have learned in the competition, including which of their stock choices did well and which did not. The Riverside resident also shared his long-term investing advice with the class, speaking about his days as an investment banker before running for Congress.

The students began the 14-week stock market game earlier this year (April is Financial Literacy Month). The Capitol Hill Challenge is a national competition that uses SIFMA Foundation’s award-winning, curriculum-based Stock Market Game™ to help students develop a better understanding of the global economy, strengthen their personal financial skills, and improve their knowledge of math, economics, and business.

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