Golda Meir student wins finance essay contest

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A Milwaukee middle school student is taking home top honors for his knowledge of economics.

Alex Eisenberg is a 7th grader at Golda Meir School.

He came in first place in an essay contest that puts students’ knowledge of capital markets, stocks, and bonds to the test.

Alex wrote his essay about how he would invest $100,000 in the World Wildlife Fund.

He says it was a lot of hard work to come up with his final draft.

“He’s a hard worker. He’s patient with his parents who demanded that he re-write that essay about four times,” said Alex’s dad, Mark Eisenberg.

“I always have to make two copies for whatever essay I do, small or big and I think the challenge sometimes is being able to keep that positive attitude going into every new draft,” said Alex Eisenberg.

Alex was given a $100 gift card for winning the contest. His whole class celebrated with a pizza party.

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