Congressman Wilson Speaks with Pelion Middle School Students about the SIFMA Capitol Hill Challenge

Apr 17, 2015
Press Release

(W. Columbia, S.C.) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after visiting Pelion Middle School this morning to speak with students participating in the SIFMA Foundation Capitol Hill Challenge, a 14-week challenge that involves teams of middle and high school students competing in a curriculum-based Stock Market Game to teach the importance of saving and investing. The national top ten teams will be recognized at an awards reception in Washington, D.C. in June. 

"It was wonderful to meet these bright students at Pelion Middle School who are participating in the SIFMA Foundation Capitol Hill Challenge. This academic challenge and Stock Market Game helps students put their math, economics, and personal finance skills to the test to further develop their understanding of global job creation. 

"It was an honor to speak with the students about the importance of encouraging interest in finance to help develop our future leaders, and I am grateful to the SIFMA Foundation and SC Economics for bringing this program to our state."

According to the SIFMA Foundation:

SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game is a curriculum-based program where student teams learn about the global marketplace and long-term saving and investing fundamentals by using a hypothetical brokerage account. The program serves 15,000 teachers and 600,000 students throughout the nation annually. This program is offered across South Carolina by SC Economics 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. For more on the Stock Market Game please visit: