While many of us are on our phones throughout the day, a seventh grader took the opportunity to create an app called “Invest It”. It has now won a national award. Her school rewarded her by throwing her a surprise celebration at her assembly.
NEWPORT– Students cheered at Monday’s Pi day assembly at Sebasticook Valley Middle School, but one student received a surprise she wasn’t expecting.
Lindsay Cote entered a writing contest last year through her school. She created an investing app as part of her teachers stock market lesson. After submitting it to the security industry and financial association (SIFMA), they chose her as one of the top winners in the nation, and awarded her with a trophy, banner, and gift card.
The program challenged fourth through twelfth grade students to write an essay creating a financial app. They were told to conduct research online and develop investment recommendations to fit their financial designs. The director of the Maine and New Hampshire Cianbro institute Jim Ford said that Cote’s innovative methods made her essay stand out.
Cote’s app featured a kid friendly mode with flashing lights and matching games, dictating which stock you should invest and sell.