Middle School Students, Teacher Win Stock Market Game

    Three Middle School students won the fall edition of the Stock Market Game sponsored by the Georgia Council on Economic Education (GCEE).

    The students—Vance Elliott, Lucie Ide, and Jack Scalise—finished first in the state after picking a portfolio of stocks that grew more than 68 percent in just ten weeks. They outperformed 2,581 other teams in Georgia to win the statewide competition. The team will be formally recognized for their achievement at the GCEE annual awards luncheon in May.

    The GCEE Stock Market Game allows students to invest $100,000 in a virtual portfolio that tracks real stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Participants in the game must select at least three stocks with no more than one-third of the portfolio initially invested in any one security.

    In addition to the students’ achievement, Middle School economics teacher Mr. Jay Watts won the teacher division of the Stock Market Game for the third consecutive year. His portfolio returned more than 55 percent in ten weeks, almost 30 percent better than the second place finisher.