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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

HHS senior Caitlyn Kramer was interviewed by Gregg Moss on the Channel 9 morning news Monday, Nov. 19 in Denver. Kramer and four others were selected out of approximately 5,000 students throughout Colorado to share why they are “stock stars” and what they have learned about the stock market during an investment simulation.

The selection process included students answering several questions about what they have learned about the stock market. This opportunity was provided by the Colorado Council for Economic Education’s Stock Market Experience investment simulation.

Following the television interview, Moss took students through the television station, showing how, behind the scenes, the news is recorded.

He introduced students to weather forecaster Amelia Earhart, who had students help her create the sequence to reporting the weather. She also took students to the “back patio” while she taped the weather forecast.

It was amazing for the students to see how so few people are responsible for running and reporting the news!

HHS senior Caitlyn Kramer (center) is pictured with Erica Fukuhara (at left) and Gregg Moss (at right) while visiting the 9News station in Denver after being selected for an interview for her high school Stock Market investment simulation experience.

Kramer learned about investing through Kristina Ham’s introduction to business class at Holyoke High School. The entire class continues to participate in the Stock Market Experience online investment simulation.

The class is split up into teams, and each team receives 100,000 virtual dollars. Through this simulation, students are able to purchase and sell their own stocks. The experience allows students to learn how Wall Street works and gain valuable math and investment skills.

Erica Fukuhara is the key contact for Stock Market Experience and was responsible for setting up the student interviews at 9News.

Kramer, Ham and Teresa Kramer (Caitlyn’s mother) traveled to Denver Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18 for the Monday morning interview.

Interviewing at 9News was an educational and fun experience for Kramer.

Holyoke Enterprise December 13, 2012