October 20, 2020

Evan Gendreau of Seekonk who attends St. Margaret School wins InvestWrite Competition


Middle Schooler’s Award-Winning Financial Plan Wows Wall Street, Sweeps SIFMA Foundation’s National InvestWrite® Competition

Evan Gendreau’s long-term investment plan catapults him to first in Rhode Island

New York, NY, August 11, 2020

Evan Gendreau just made history. The diligent seventh grader defied the challenges of distance learning and cinched an exhilarating springtime win in the SIFMA Foundation’s 2020

InvestWrite competition. Gendreau researched and composed an impressive investment plan promising a bright financial future and now he’s being recognized as the best in Rhode Island. In his essay, Gendreau tapped research tools that financial professionals use to make good decisions for their clients and created a high-performance portfolio that climbed to first place in Rhode Island.

From P/E ratios and Betas to fixed income and growth stocks, Gendreau’s broad knowledge of investing enabled this impressive seventh grader from Saint Margaret School in Rumford, RI to climb to the top of the competition in the middle school division among thousands of students competing nationwide.

InvestWrite is a national essay competition that bridges classroom learning in math, social studies, and language arts with the practical research and knowledge required for saving, investing and long-term planning.

The competition serves as a culminating activity for participants in the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game™ program.

Essays are judged by thousands of financial professionals who volunteer their time each year to ensure young people are exposed to the essentials of personal finance early in life.


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