Investment principles turn real

Investment principles turn real photo
In addition to learning about how capital markets function and the fundamentals of investing, students in the high school Investment Club participate in several stock market competitions and discuss current events and stock ideas.

A recent visit by Congressman Lee Zeldin reinforced the importance of investing and the benefits of learning how to invest at a young age. The students represented Congressman Lee Zeldin and Congressional District 1 in a national stock market competition against thousands of other students.

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Capitol Hill Challenge presents high school investment teams with a hypothetical portfolio of $100,000 to invest. Last year was Port Jefferson’s first year in the competition, placing fifth in the nation. The students visited Congressman Zeldin in his Washington, D.C., office last year, then he in turn visited Port Jefferson students to thank them for their work and representation this year.

Arranged by high school language teacher and club adviser Robert Farenga, Rep. Zeldin spoke to the students about his work as a congressman, his background and issues facing our country. He also fielded questions from several students on an assortment of economic issues.