Caitlyn Kramer was interviewed by Gregg Moss on the Channel 9 morning news on Monday, November 19. 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. The selection process included students answering several questions about what they have learned about the stock market and depended on answers. 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 the 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 how so few people are responsible for running and reporting the news!
Kramer learned about investing through Kristina Ham’s introduction to business class at Holyoke High School. The whole class has been and still is participating 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 9 News.
Kramer, Ham, and Teresa Kramer (Caitlyn’s mother) traveled to Denver Sunday afternoon. They were able to stay at the Hyatt Regency hotel that is located in downtown Denver and very close to the Channel 9 news station because the manager of the Regency gave Kramer a Manager’s special rate. Interviewing at 9 News was an educational and fun experience for Kramer.
Pictured: Erica Fukuhara, Caitlyn Kramer, and Gregg Moss
See it on 9 News Here