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InvestWrite Spring 2012

Teachers judged nearly 10,000 essays at the classroom level, submitting up to 10 essays per class for national judging. Nationally, 3,166 student essays were judged by national judges for the spring 2011 competition.

Over 1900 registered volunteers from the business and education community judged entries.  Each entry was judged anonymously by four different judges.

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Teacher gift card drawing

After all essays have been submitted online by teachers, a random drawing is held to select ten teachers from across the U.S. to each receive a $100 gift card.

Katie Seguin, Oak Forest High School was one of the gift card winners!

National Winner

Grades 4 - 5

Thomas Tran InvestWrite winnerThomas Tran, Isaac Fox Elementary School, Lake Zurich District 95, was presented national Third Place award, grades 4-5, during the school's spring awards assembly on May 25. Thomas was presented with a mini-laptop computer. Teacher Laura Raineri was presented with a gift card and a one-year subscription to the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. Thomas' parents were presented with a plaque in appreciation of their support for Thomas' learning.  The school received a trophy in recognition of Thomas' win, and Thomas' class was awarded a pizza party!

Making the presentation were Joanne Dempsey, Econ Illinois President/Executive Director and Dr. Daniel Condon, Director of the Dominican University Center for Economic Education.

accentRead Thomas' essay and the question he addressed.

State Winner

Grades 9-12

Sean Burnett InvestWrite winnerSean Burnett, South Elgin High School, Elgin School District U-46, received the recognition of State Winner, high school, during a presentation on May 23. Sean and his teacher, Alison Upton-Dunmore, each received gift cards, certificates and medals. Ms. Upton-Dunmore presented InvestWrite ribbons of award to each of her students whose essay was selected to advance to the national judging.  Teachers could select up to ten essays per class for national judging.

Making the presentation was Dr. Mary Beth Henning, Co-Director of the NIU Center for Economic Education.

accentRead Sean's essay and the question he addressed.