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Zimmerman wins Ohio InvestWrite contest

Posted on: April 28, 2017
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A Little Miami sixth grader's financial review of a StubHub's use of augmented and virtual reality recently garnered her statewide attention.

Paige Zimmerman's essay on StubHub's use of augmented reality for customers to purchase concert tickets placed first out of more than 9,000 essays in the state of Ohio for middle schools in the SIFMA Foundation’s Fall 2016 InvestWrite competition. StubHub's parent company is Ebay.

The Investwrite program challenges 4th-12th grade students to consider an investing scenario and make recommendations that incorporate short- and long-term goals. Zimmerman is in Judy Todia's class at Little Miami Intermediate School.

InvestWrite serves as a culminating activity for 600,000 4th-12th graders nationwide who compete each year in the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game, an online simulation of the global capital markets that reinforces STEM learning, 21st century skills, economics, investing and personal finance.