Students, Teachers and Legislators Team Up for Statewide Stock Market Game’s™ Second Annual North Carolina Capitol Challenge

For Immediate Release 2/21/13

The North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) today announced its second annual Capitol Challenge of the Stock Market Game™. Student teams throughout the state have been paired with NC General Assembly members to compete with their peers for portfolio growth in the NC Capitol Challenge of the Stock Market Game™.

The Stock Market Game™ effectively utilizes technology and a true portfolio-trading platform in a simulation proven to improve math test scores as well as students’ understanding of economic and financial literacy concepts.  This year’s Capitol Challenge provides state legislators with an opportunity to engage in student learning while serving as role models.  Currently 47 general assembly members are involved in the program, sponsoring more than 100 teams of students across NC.

The NC Capitol Challenge is supported by State Farm at the High School level, Fidelity InvestmentsÒ for the middle school level, and Coastal Federal Credit Union and Allegacy Federal Credit Union for the elementary school level.

School County Teacher General Assembly Member
Gibsonville Elementary Guilford Heather Tuggle Rep. Jon Hardister
Pinewood Elementary Gaston Jacob Barr Senator Kathy Harrington
Hardin Park Elementary Watuga Emily Rothrock Rep. Jonathan Jordan
Morehead Elementary at Camp Glen Carteret Terri Riley Rep. Pat McElraft
Bailey Middle Mecklenburg Rick Wall Speaker Thom Tillis
Cane Creek Middle Buncombe Linda Iovacchini Rep. Nathan Ramsey
Brewster Middle Onslow Susan Cabeceiras Rep. Phil Shepard
Leesville Road Middle Wake Linda Graybeal Senator Neal Hunt
Paisley Middle Forsyth Eric Puryear Rep. Edward Hanes
Mills Park Middle Wake Sharon Smith Rep. Tom Murry
G.R. Edward Middle Nash Mary Glenn Senator Angela Bryant
George L. Carrington Middle Durham Vanessa Barnes Rep. Valerie Foushee
Swansboro Middle Onslow Michelle Flint Rep. George Cleveland
Kiser Middle Guilford Cathy Oliver Rep. Pricey Harrison
Ferndale Middle Guilford Krista Hannah Rep. John Faircloth
Table Rock Middle Burke Cindi Bradshaw Rep. Hugh Blackwell
Clayton Middle Johnson Michael Butler Rep. Leo Daughtry
Brawley Middle School Iredell Mellissa Calloway Rep. Robert Brawley
Carver Middle Scotland Sharon Stephens Rep. Ken Goodman
First Flight Middle Dare Debbie Walker Rep. Paul Tine
First Flight Middle Dare Amy Redford Senator Bill Cook
Broad Creek Middle School Carteret Celeste Young Senator Norman Sanderson
Horton Middle Chatham Tracy Miller Rep. Deb McManus
Brevard Middle Transylvania Yvonne Barnwell Rep. Chris Whitmire
Valley Springs Middle School Buncombe Nancy Hezrog Senator Tom Apodaca
Clayton Middle School Johnson Kevin Phipps Senator Buck Newton
Rosman Middle Transylvania Tammy Hall Rep. Chris Whitmire
The Mountain Community School Henderson Jennifer Hardin Rep. Chuck McGrady
Hickory High Catawba Sandra Horyza Rep. Andy Wells
Asheville High Buncombe Bill Van Cleve Rep. Susan Fisher
Kinston High Lenoir Shirley Holt Rep. George Graham
West Iredell High Iredell Wendy Layne Rep. Rena Turner
North Iredell High Iredell James Wells Senator Andrew Brock
Crest High Cleveland Robin Kiser Rep. Tim Moore
Hillside High Durham Darian Harris Rep. Larry Hall
James Kenan High Duplin Brian Nagel Rep. Larry Bell
North Mecklenburg High Mecklenburg Malik Richardson Senator Jeff Tarte
Eastern Randolph High School Randolph Robert Moore Rep. Allen McNeil
J. F. Webb High Granville Andrew Swanner Rep. Nathan Baskerville
Northwest High Halifax Patsy Mercer Rep. Michael Wray
Rosman High Transylvania Tammy Hall Rep. Chris Whitmire
Leesville Road High Wake Holly Laird Rep. Marilyn Avila
Clyde A. Erwin High School Buncombe Mary Richards Rep. Tim Moffitt
Eastern Alamance High School Alamance Stephen Smith Rep. Stephen Ross
Walter M. Williams High School Alamance Dana Herman Senator Rick Gunn
Fuquay-Varina High School Wake Rebecca Bradford Senator Tamara Barringer
Camp LeJeune High School Onslow Patricia Robblee Senator Harry Brown
Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center Cabarrus Elliott Willingham Rep. Larry Pittman
Military & Global Leadership Academy at M.G. Davis Mecklenburg Rosalind Jackson Rep. Becky Carney

About the SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game

SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game is a curriculum-based program where student teams in grades 4-12 learn long-term saving and investing fundamentals by using a hypothetical brokerage account. The program serves 20,000 teachers and 700,000 students annually. Teachers receive grade-level specific curriculum guides, lesson plans and newsletters to incorporate the program into their core mathematics, social studies, business, economics and language arts programs. For more on the Stock Market Game please visit:

About the North Carolina Council on Economic Education

The North Carolina Council on Economic Education was founded in 1970. NCCEE is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization working with K-12 teachers statewide to give our students a better understanding of economics and to prepare them for personal financial decision-making. With support from private businesses and foundations, the Department of Public Instruction, and the University of North Carolina system, NCCEE has been a tremendous example of an effective public-private partnership. More information on the NCCEE is available at

For more information please contact:
Sandy Wheat
8380 Six Forks Road, Suite 102 · Raleigh, NC 27615
866-60 NCCEE

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