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ACHS Team wins the Stock Market Game!
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
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ACHS Students are winners of Stock Market Competition


(Pictured left to right are Rhiannon Lambert and Alaina McCalister. Not pictured is Dylan Hutsell)

Most people consult their financial advisors for investing tips and strategies. Now you might find the top advisors at your local school. Students from Alcorn Central High School, coached by Twila Bridges, were named Region Two first place winners in the spring high school division of the Mississippi Stock Market Game (SMG).

The simulation is one of the most effective learning tools available about the free enterprise system for students in grades four through 12. The program enables teams of students to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in the stock market over a 14-week period. Winners are determined on the percentage return above or below S&P 500 growth. The Alcorn Central first place team outperformed the S&P by 8.5% and grew their portfolio to $104,300.

The teams will be honored at the Mississippi Council on Economic Education’s Annual Awards Ceremony on May 8, 2018 at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl, MS.

The curriculum used in the SMG is correlated with Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards. Teachers report that math scores increase when the SMG is used in the classroom.

The SMG is an online education program used in thousands of classrooms nationwide to help teach math, social studies, business, economics and language skills. Students in grades four through twelve participate in teams and manage a simulated investment portfolio during the school year. The SMG is made possible by the support of more than 600 securities firms, combined with grass-roots support in schools and communities. It is the only stock market simulation supported by the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Sponsors for the 2017-2018 SMG program are, BancorpSouth, The CFA Society, Entergy, Regions Bank, and Trustmark National Bank.

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