By Molly Seales
This year Mrs. Amanda Cason’s business math class once again participated in the SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game. Louisiana students are able to learn first-hand about the value of long-term investing as well as math, economics, and personal finance knowledge. Teams of students begin with an imaginary investment of $100,000 to trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds on the NYSE and NASDAQ.
Melanie Mortimer, President of the SIFMA Foundation, stated, “The Stock Market Game continues to make learning about the capital markets fun and engaging, drawing students in and enabling them to learn about otherwise complex but important economic concepts such as inflation, price indexes, cycles, sustainability, and trends. We are proud and thrilled for all of our student teams who reached the top spots in the Louisiana SMG competition.”
The SIFMA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2022 Stock Market Game competition in Louisiana. In the high school division, first place went to Riverdale students for the second year in a row. This year juniors Georgia Carlisle and Emily Nettles were the lucky winners. Mrs. Cason said, “I am very proud of Georgia, Emily, and all of my students who participated in this competition. They were all very engaged and learned a lot during the process. It was back and forth and down to the wire, but in the end Georgia and Emily came out on top.”
The Stock Market Game is one of the many academic opportunities for Riverdale students to engage in. The teachers go above and beyond to try to provide as many things as possible to enhance the education of our students. Way to go Georgia and Emily!
Photo credit: Amanda Cason
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