By now hopefully you’ve read about Frederick Douglass High School‘s national championship team in the Capitol Hill Challenge competition — either in the AJC or right here (and right here) in Talk Up APS. They’ve become quite the celebrities, and will be featured at noon Sunday on CW69’s “Focus Atlanta.” Here we speak with team sponsor and Douglass history teacher Jill Beracki (center) along with team captain and rising junior Brandon Dykes (left) and rising senior Tydious Mitchell. Students and teacher are in Douglass’ Business and Entrepreneurship academy.
Capitol Hill Challenge
UPDATE: Read the AJC article here.
Congratulations to a team from Douglass High that recently won national title in the Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC)! The CHC is a special edition of the SIFMA Foundation’s educational program, The Stock Market Game (SMG), which shares with members of Congress real-time examples of students benefiting from the program in their respective district of the state. (SIFMA is the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.)
According to the team’s coach, Jill Beracki, 156 teachers from across the United States were invited to participate. Douglass won out over teams from 44 states and the District of Columbia. The victory earned Beracki and her five students an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., on June 10-11 to meet Congressman John Lewis.