WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., met with students from Battle Mountain High School on June 14 to discuss their top-10 finish in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s 15th Annual Capitol Hill Challenge.
Cortez Masto sponsored the Battle Mountain team to participate in the competition. The team finished 10th overall among thousands of participants, and earned the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C.
“The students I met today represent the future of Nevada and I couldn’t be prouder for what they’ve accomplished,” Cortez Masto said. “Through this program, our next generation of leaders were able to learn valuable lessons about the importance of financial literacy. I’m committed to supporting students from every corner of our great state by providing them the resources and opportunities to learn and grow personally and academically.”
The Capitol Hill Challenge matches Members of Congress with students, teachers and schools in their state who are competing in The Stock Market Game — a competition where student teams manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio over 14 weeks.