Whitaker Students Take First Place In The Stock Market Game

5th grade winners in The Stock Market Game

A group of four students from Whitaker Elementary has won first place in the elementary division of The Stock Market Game™.  While the team, comprised of Alex Anderson, Markeya Walker, Erin Oswald, Nicholas Meale, and their leader Mr. Craig Dukes, played against several elementary teams regionally, they competed against middle school and high school teams at the state tournament on Tuesday, April 23 on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. This Whitaker team won by researching different funds in which to invest their money and found the right stocks for their funds, even choosing some quite risky ones. They actually didn’t realize they had won until the morning the regional competition had ended, and some changes had happened the prior afternoon and evening with their stocks.

The team was competing for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete against teams nationally. The Stock Market Game™ is played by many teams throughout Ohio and the nation.

The Stock Market Game™ introduces young people to saving and investing through a simulation of the stock market and bond market. Students get to trade and manage their own virtual $100,000 investment portfolio.