Several Farmington High (FHS) and North Farmington High (NFHS) students recently earned top spots in the State Stock Market Competition, part of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation family of programs.
The online simulation of the global capital markets engages students in the world of economics, investing, and personal finance. Through the financial assistance of SIFMA, 150 FHS and NFHS students participated in the Stock Market Game this semester through an Economics class, AP Microeconomics class, or the after school Economics Club.
These Farmington Public Schools students placed in the competition:
- Mitchell Alekman – NFHS – 1st Place
- Ram Rajaguru – FHS – 2nd Place
- Brendan Unger – FHS – 5th Place
- Nicholas Michaels – FHS – 6th Place
- Kendall Williams – FHS – 22nd Place
- Lauren Holloway – FHS – 23rd Place
- Natalia Cantu – NFHS – 32nd Place
- Lia Munson – FHS – 33rd Place
Students were given a fictitious $100,000 to invest in stocks, bonds, or mutual funds in the online simulation, which started on February 5 and ended April 13, 2018. The goal of the game is for students to obtain financial literacy and to develop a personal investment strategy.
“Farmington students did an amazing job learning about investments. Students now have a deeper knowledge base of when to buy, sell, and trade stocks, bonds and mutual funds,” said Farmington High teacher Kathryn Gustafson.
To learn more about the Stock Market Game, visit stockmarketgame.org.