LOUISVILLE, KY 12/11/09 - Carlisle County Middle School students and their teacher, Brenda Mahan, were honored on Tuesday, December 8 in Louisville at the Pendennis Club for placing first in their region in the Stock Market Game program this Fall. The Stock Market Game Awards banquet was hosted by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education and sponsored by Hilliard Lyons.
The winning team members, Ryan Hobbs and Tyler Storey, were part of a group of Stock Market Game students in Mrs. Mahan’s Gifted Talented class. Over the fall semester, they researched companies, made investment decisions, and created their portfolio, investing $100,000 in imaginary money in stocks and mutual funds. Their winning portfolio reflected $9,267 in gains with a final value of $109,267. The students received certificates and Stock Market Game t-shirts. The students were accompanied to Louisville by Mrs. Mahan and Mr. Harvey Parker, elementary Gifted/Talented teacher. While they were in Louisville the students toured the Louisville Slugger Bat Manufacturing Company and Museum.
During the Fall 2009, 413 teams of 1,575 students and 47 teachers took part in the Stock Market Game competition. The Stock Market Game is a national program of the Foundation for Investor Education and is offered in Kentucky by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education (KCEE). It is an interactive interdisciplinary program and Internet simulation for students in grades 4-12 to learn about investing, finance, and our American economic system. Teachers are provided with educational resources to teach students about risk and reward, the stock market, and other economic terms. “The program is used to enhance math, reading, writing, research, and technology skills, giving students a real-world experience while learning about the stock market”, said Susan Sandage, Kentucky Stock Market Game Coordinator.
“ I am very proud of all of our students who participated in the Stock Market Game this fall and I am particularly proud of Ryan and Tyler for taking this experience very seriously and working together as a winning team,” said Brenda Mahan, Gifted Teacher.