Gainesville Middle School and North Hall Middle School each sent teams to the 26th annual Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon on May 3 in Atlanta.
Gainesville Middle School teacher Josh O’Hara and students Ali Patrick, Millie Filson and Lena Hobgood and North Hall Middle School teacher Ashley Durham and students Tate Brooks, Adam Eberenz, Bradford Puryear, Landon Davis, Tyler Appling and Robert Terry attended the event as local winners.
The teams took a hypothetical portfolio of $100,000 and made a profit in 10 weeks. Gainesville Middle School team’s hypothetical portfolio turned into $133,629 in the spring, making it the winner in the Spring Stock Market Game for the Gainesville City Schools. North Hall Middle School’s team turned its portfolio into $112,376 in the spring, making it the winner in the Spring Stock Market Game for the Hall County.
The Stock Market Game is played by using math, language arts and computer skills to research publicly traded investments and business news. The team of five students with the highest hypothetical portfolio value wins. A statewide winner and runner-up is announced, and one winning team from each public school district is invited to the celebration in Atlanta.