SHS students place second in “Stock Market Game”
Sacred Heart High School had a personal finance class team place second in the “Stock Market Game” out of 478 Minnesota teams this year. Members of that successful team were Ivy Edwards (11th grade), Adam Sobolik (10th grade), and Harmon Swiger (10th grade). Ivy, Adam, and Harmon’s self-designated team name was “The Best.”
The Stock Market Game is a national simulation done by teams of elementary, middle, and high school students to teach the importance of investing. The Sacred Heart students participated in the high school division. Each team is given an imaginary $100,000 to invest in the stock market over a period of three months. The Sacred Heart team had a remarkable return of 26% on their chosen investments during their three months. Other Sacred Heart teams also scored high with one placing in 11th and another in 20th place.
The Stock Market Game is sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation at no cost to the students or Sacred Heart.
“The SIFMA Foundation is dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of the financial markets for individuals of all backgrounds. Drawing on the support and expertise of the financial industry, the SIFMA Foundation provides financial education programs and tools that strengthen economic opportunity across communities and increase individuals’ awareness of and access to the benefits of the global marketplace.”