Who wouldn’t love to see their stock portfolios increase by $17,000 in just 10 weeks? Students at Sandy Creek High did just that playing the Stock Market Game. Their impressive net gain was the largest in Fayette’s Congressional District.
Sandy Creek students Nyah Huguley, Ryland Fuller, and Olivia Haraison took a hypothetical $100,000 and turned it into nearly $117,000 during the 10-week Fall stock market trading session, making them and their school the winners for Congressional District 3.
The Stock Market Game, sponsored by the Georgia Council on Economic Education, is based on equity markets and is designed to give teachers a tool for showing students how scarcity, trade, opportunity cost, voluntary exchange, price incentive, specialization, productivity, and many other concepts play out in financial institutions they hear about in the news almost daily. Unlike real equity markets, the Stock Market Game offers students a safe and pain-free place to learn that lessons of market economics can sometimes be costly.
As the Congressional District 3 winners, the students will receive a trophy and will be recognized at the annual Stock Market Game spring luncheon in Atlanta.