Local schools in the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center recently took part in the Stock Market Game, facilitated by the center.
The program, run by the SIFMA Foundation, is an online simulation of global capital markets, intended to help students in grades four through 12 learn about economics, investing, and personal finance.
The MVESC’s Gifted Education Department coordinated the program locally, with Park National Bank providing funding for all student licenses to access the game.
Starting with $100,000, students built their stock market portfolios from September 26 to April 14, with rankings determined by the value of their portfolios.
Over 150 students from nine local schools participated in the middle school and junior high division, with Maxwell Paul of Philo Junior High School placing first by adding $32,500 to his portfolio in five and a half months. Wyatt Tysinger of Philo placed fourth.