It takes years to build up the financial savvy to navigate the stock market, but Sruli Guttman is clearly ahead of the game. He came in as the individual first-place winner for Nassau County in the SIFMA Foundation’s 2015 Long Island Stock-Market Game. The competition is open to all high schools on Long Island. Sruli Guttman, Daniel Iliyasayev, Coby Neumann, Jacob Fuld, Akiva Sasson, and Jesse Katz, under the guidance of their outstanding and dedicated teacher Mrs. Shera Chubak, learned how to evaluate stocks by doing research and how to decide how many shares to buy and when to sell. Their team, representing HAFTR High School, came in as number one in the competition, surpassing over 35 other high-school teams!
All team members and their teachers were invited to a congratulatory ceremony at the Garden City Hotel, where medals were awarded, and Sruli delivered the acceptance speech for HAFTR High School. It was a true Kiddush Hashem in the way that the boys represented themselves and their yeshiva. The boys proved that even the most challenging of goals is attainable with diligent work, patience, and team spirit.