Student teams from Bryant and Little Rock schools were the regional winners of the Fall 2018 session of the Stock Market Game program, an investment simulation competition hosted by Economics Arkansas. They are:
Bryant Public Schools:
Bryant Middle School, Tamra Lambert – advisor, 2nd place, junior high school division
Little Rock Christian Academy:
Little Rock Christian Academy, Susie Thompson – advisor, 1st and 2nd place, high school division
Little Rock Public Schools:
Don Roberts Elementary School, Joshua Penticoff – advisor, 1st and 2nd place, elementary school division
Pinnacle View Middle School, Graham Goodloe – advisor, 1st place, junior high division; and 1st place, overall advisor
The student winners and their teacher advisors will win cash prizes and copies of “The Bull” trophy, at an awards luncheon for the winners of the Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Year-Round 2018-19 sessions on May 13, 2019, in Little Rock. Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart Inc., will deliver the keynote address.
“This is our 20th anniversary of hosting the Stock Market Game in Arkansas, and we are so thrilled that this milestone year started out with record student participation,” said Marsha Masters, associate director and Stock Market Game coordinator of Economics Arkansas.
Economics Arkansas, a nonprofit educational organization that trains educators how to integrate economics and personal finance concepts into the PreK-12 classroom curriculum, hosts the Stock Market Game program each school year as fall, spring and year-round sessions. This investment simulation competition for students in grades 4-12 challenges participants to grow a hypothetical stock portfolio of $100,000 over the course of 12 weeks or the duration of the school year. Not only do students learn key saving and investing principles, but they also hone their math, business, communication, economics and analytical skills. Currently, almost 7,000 Arkansas students have either just finished participating in the Fall 2018 session or are enrolled in the year-round session, compared to fewer than 6,000 last year.
See the other regional winners of Arkansas’ Stock Market Game: