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Vail student honored for essay on investment


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  • Natalie Luna Rose/Vail School District

Clarissa Werner And Mark Sammons

Vail School District student Clarissa Werner was honored Wednesday for her winning economic essay submitted  in the Arizona Council on Economic Education’s InvestWrite essay competition that is part of its Stock Market Game program.

Clarissa is a sixth grader at Desert Sky Middle School. She wrote the essay as a fifth grader in the  gifted class at Desert Willow Elementary School  which participates each year in the Stock Market Game.

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Vail School District student Clarissa Werner receives an award from University of Arizona’s Mark Sammons for her winning economic essay submitted in the Arizona Council on Economic Education’s InvestWrite essay competition. Photo courtesy Vail School District

Mark Sammons from the University of Arizona Department of Economics presented Clarissa with a $100 prize.

Wells Fargo AdvisorsBurt Derman, a mentor for students during the Stock Market Game for the past five years, was there to honor Clarissa as well.

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Students in the Extended Learning Program who participated in InvestWrite contest with Burt Derman from Wells Fargo and their teacher. Photo Courtesy of Vail School District