Two SCCPSS schools received word last month that their teams were named winners in the annual online Stock Market Game Spring 2022 Competition. One of Mercer Middle School's 8th grade teams was named the winner in their grade band for Georgia's 1st Congressional District.
Pictured above from left to right are team members Mavelyn Cardona Morales, Kamira Johnson, and Daneida Reyes Cuenca. This 8th grade team had the highest total equity, based on the stocks purchased, out of all the 8th grade teams competing in Georgia's 1st Congressional District! Approximately thirty of Mercer Middle's 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students participated in the online Stock Market Game Spring 2022 competition this school year.
A team of three students from Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School not only placed first within our Congressional District, but also first in the state of Georgia for their grade band out of 2,901 teams! The winning Woodville Tompkins team members entered the game as part of their Financial Literacy class.
Pictured above are winning team members Maiya Hinton, Amari Conner and Samuel Huff. A Woodville Tompkins team also took 2nd place in their grade band at the finish of the 10-week state-wide game.
The Stock Market Game is an exciting simulation operated nationally by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation for Investor Education and coordinated for the state by the Georgia Council on Economic Education. Each year, it gives students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to invest a virtual $100,000 for 10 weeks in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. At the end of the 10 weeks, teams with the highest total equity are eligible for a variety of prizes and awards. The Spring 2022 trading session of the Stock Market Game™ began February 7th and ended at 4pm Friday, April 15th. All trades had to be entered by 4pm on April 14th, 2022.
The winning teams will be recognized by the Georgia Council on Economic Education in a virtual awards ceremony this year on Wednesday, May 11th. The winners are normally recognized at a banquet in Atlanta each year, but that practice has been paused due to COVID.