CedarBridge Wins KPMG Investment Challenge

May 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Ministry of Education has congratulated CedarBridge Academy students, also known as team OreoCookies, for their outstanding victory in the annual KPMG Senior School Investment Challenge.

A spokesperson said, “CedarBridge soared to the top, clinching first place in the esteemed 19th Annual KPMG Challenge. This year, students participated in 21 teams from 9 schools, boasting over 85 students engaged in the virtual fund mock trading and investments.

CedarBridge Team Ores Cookies, DeKeda Gilbert, Azzi Wolffe, Chelsea Minors, Elmico Hayward-DeShields, Minister Diallo Rabain and KPMG CEO James Berry.

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“For nearly two decades, KPMG’s Senior School Investment Challenge has opened the world of finance and investment for countless students across public and private senior schools. KPMG has played an instrumental role in shaping the futures of our students, providing invaluable resources such as funding, mentorship, high-level insight, and real-world experience and career opportunities in the investment industry,” remarked the Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain.

Minister Rabain and James Berry and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners.

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Minister Rabain continued, “Congratulations to all the students who immersed themselves in this Challenge, “Your teamwork, determination, and pursuit of knowledge are commendable. Congratulations on believing in yourselves and pursuing your aspirations with enthusiasm. Congratulations to CedarBridge Academy [OreoCookies] for their remarkable achievement and exemplary performance in the KPMG Senior School Investment Challenge.”

The Government spokesperson said, “In this prestigious competition, each school can enter a maximum of two teams annually, each receiving BD$100,000 in virtual funds to navigate the market over six months. Notably, the cash prizes for the top three positions are $10,000 for 1st place, $6,000 for 2nd place, and $4,000 for 3rd place. The schools will utilize these funds for various educational initiatives.

Guest speaker, Craig Bridgewater; CBA Principal, Kenneth Caesar; CBA Teacher, LaToya Francis; DeKeda Gilbert; Azzi Wolffe; Chelsea Minors; Elmico Hayward-DeShield; Sihle’ Sharrieff-Hayward, Staff Accountant/Mentor/CBA Alumna; Education Minister Diallo Rabai; Felicia Wilsen, Partner, KPMG Enterprise and Chair of the Lift Off Program, and KPMG CEO James Berry.

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“This year’s winners are: 1st – CedarBridge Academy [OreoCookies], 2nd – MSA [WallStreet Saints] and 3rd – Somersfield Academy [Profit_Pioneers].”

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