The Stock Market Game
Pepperell High students show their skill in The Stock Market Game
Posted on 05/11/2010
A Pepperell High School student team was the winner of the Region in the Georgia Stock Market Game competition coordinated by the Georgia Council on Economic Education. Jonathon Shooks, Anna Baker, Sarah Ozment, and Stevanie Pruitt were members of the winning team of students from PHS. The four are all seniors at Pepperell High School. 

The students from Pepperell High attended a recognition luncheon last week at the Georgia Freight Railroad Depot in Atlanta with other region winners from across the state. In the competition, there were 84 teams in the region. On the state level, the Pepperell High team was ranked 75th out of 3,850 teams. Teams of students from across the state compete in regional competitions in the Stock Market Game in the fall and spring.

In the Stock Market Game competition, each team begins with a hypothetical $100,000 to invest in stocks listed on the major exchanges. The students can buy on margin, sell short and just like real investors they pay commission fees on each transaction. The Pepperell High team completed the competition with a portfolio valued at $131,888.87. More than 25,000 students participate in the Georgia Stock Market Game each year.

Since 1972 the mission of the Georgia Council on Economic Education has been to "help teachers teach economics in the public and independent schools of Georgia," which supports a vision of "students leaving school prepared for their economic roles as workers, consumers, savers, investors, and citizens in a globally interdependent world." The Council is supported by businesses, foundations, and individuals across the state. Visit the Council's website at Georgia's Stock Market Game™, operated nationally by the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education in New York City, is supported by Bank of America, the CFA Society of Atlanta, the Citi Foundation, the Georgia Securities Association, INVESCO, Morgan Stanley, and the SIFMA/ Southern Central District.