Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Lance Visits Ridge High School

Apr 16, 2014
Press Release

Addresses Students, Congratulates Stock Market Challenge Team

Lance: “Ridge High School is one of the premier schools in our Nation. 

I am proud to represent such gifted and talented students.”

WESTFIELD, N.J.--- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) this morning visited Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey to discuss current events and issues before Congress with students.  During the visit Lance also congratulated students who participated in the SIFMA Foundation annual Stock Market Game and Capitol Hill Challenge.

Today was my first opportunity to visit Ridge High School.  I enjoyed seeing the impressive campus and hearing from young people regarding issues facing our Nation,” said Lance.  “I was also pleased to meet with and congratulate the participants in the SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game who are top competitors in learning the importance of savings and investing.”    

Richard Brueckner, a Bedminster resident and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation Chairman, helped facilitate the visit.  “The SIFMA Foundation commends Congress on its unanimous support of youth financial education through 100% member participation in SIFMA Foundation’s 2014 Capitol Hill Challenge.  We are especially impressed by those like Congressman Lance who are making personal visits to bring learning to life and help students and teachers gain valuable insights into the world of government.”

Lance’s question and answer period included over 200 students with questions ranging from economic issues and foreign policy, and including a discussion on the benefits of financial literacy. 

Ridge High School is one of the premier schools in our Nation.  I am proud to represent such gifted and talented students,” Lance concluded.   

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About SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game

SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game is a curriculum-based program where student teams in grades 4-12 learn about the global marketplace and long-term saving and investing fundamentals by using a hypothetical brokerage account. The program serves 25,000 teachers and 600,000 students annually. Teachers receive grade-level specific curriculum guides, lesson plans and newsletters to incorporate the program into their core mathematics, social studies, business, economics and language arts programs.  Since the Capitol Hill Challenge began in 2004, nearly 2,200 Members of Congress have engaged in this special version of the Stock Market Game™ Program with more than 61,000 students from schools across the country. High school students from all 50 states are participating in this year’s competition.

For more on the Stock Market Game please visit: http://www.stockmarketgame.org.