Students from Hattiesburg High School were named Third place winners in the fall senior division of the Mississippi Stock Market Game (SMG). Student competed against over 200 teams in the Mississippi Stock Market Game as part of Coach Roderick Moore’s Economic class.
 
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 Hattiesburg High team outperformed the S&P by 4.7% and grew their portfolio to $109,287.27 over the 14-week session.
 
The team will be honored at the Mississippi Council on Economic Education’s Annual Awards Ceremony on May 9, 2017 at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.
 
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Pictured from left to right are: Reginald Williams, Mellissa Ranking, Whitney Williams, Savion Jones
 
The curriculum used in the SMG is correlated with Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards. 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.