South Elgin High School student receives first in state
Kelly Rae Kofsky, a 12th grader at South Elgin High School, was recognized for placing 1st
in the state in the InvestWrite competition. Alison Upton-Dunmore, her
teacher, kept her placement a secret up until the ceremony. Kelly
wrote a highly engaging and well-researched essay about why she would
invest in Disney/Pixar. Ms. Upton-Dunmore described Kelly as a
high-achieving student who works diligently to succeed both as a student
and for her job where she teaches math and reading. She is interested
in becoming an accountant.
Ms. Upton-Dunmore has challenged her students through several of the
Center for Economic Education’s competitive programs, such as the
Economics Challenge. She also has had winning students in The Stock
Market Game program.