has done it again!*
For the second year in a row, MBES's PACE (gifted ed) students have conquered the stock market. This year the winning team was a group of 5th grade students from Michelle Robinette's class including Logan Cyterski, Eli Cain, and Tanner Griffis. This team beat out other Oconee elementary, middle, and high teams in pursuit of their goal. The students, along with their parents and teacher, will be rewarded with a day trip to Atlanta which will include an awards luncheon at Underground Atlanta.
Students who participate in the The Stock Market Game program learn more than investing. As they progress, they learn core academic concepts and skills that can help them succeed in the classroom — and in life.
Starting with a virtual cash account of $100,000, students strive to create the best-performing portfolio using a live trading simulation. They work together in teams, practicing leadership, organization, negotiation, and cooperation as they compete for the top spot. The setup is engaging, and the learning is a natural part of the experience.
Since 1977, more than 10 million students have participated in The Stock Market Game™ program, and more classrooms sign on each year. Today the program is available in all 50 states and worldwide.
Teachers have discovered that The Stock Market Game™ program actually boosts attendance and reduces dropout rates. Students who participate in the program gain confidence and build self-esteem. They have fun — and learn more effectively as they see how their classroom lessons apply to the real world.
*A news release from MBES.