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Kyrsten Sinema visits Pueblo

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema visited the campus of Pueblo Middle School recently to talk about her experiences in Washington, D.C., and to meet with the students participating in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation’s 12th annual Stock Market Game™--Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC).


The Stock Market Game™--Capitol Hill Challenge is a 14-week challenge in which teams of middle and high school students are grouped by Congressional district and state to teach the importance of saving and investing, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of our nation’s government.

Student teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learn the value of saving and investing as they work together to maximize the return of their portfolio. The Top Ten performing teams will be recognized at an awards reception in Washington, D.C. this June.


Pueblo teacher, Darlene Abel is a leader in economics education in Arizona, having been named “Economics Teacher of the Year” in 2012 by the Arizona Society of Economics Teachers (ASET) Organization.  She is working with  six teams from Pueblo for the Capitol Hill Challenge, teamed with Rep. Sinema.

“All my students participated in the fall Stock Market Game sponsored by ACEE (Arizona Council for Economic Education). For the Capitol Hill Challenge I invited our two teams who placed first and second in Arizona during the fall game to participate along with any other interested students in the 8th grade. We were very excited to actually get to meet Congresswoman Sinema.”
The competition uses the curriculum-based Stock Market Game™, a program of the SIFMA Foundation, 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.

 “This is a great opportunity for our students. Mrs. Abel is so passionate about Economics education and is committed to helping students develop a sophisticated understanding of how to be fiscally responsible citizens,” said Sheryl Houston, Principal at Pueblo.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers. SIFMA's mission is to support a strong financial industry, investor opportunity, capital formation, job creation and economic growth, while building trust and confidence in the financial markets.


Kyrsten & Mrs. Abel

Sinema with students