Wake County Students Among Winners Named in the Inaugural Capitol Challenge of Statewide the Stock Market Game™ Competition
The North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) today announced the winners of its inaugural “Capitol Challenge.” Student teams throughout the state were 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 portfolio simulations to improve math test scores enhance students’ understanding of economic concepts and promote financial literacy. This year’s addition of the Capitol Challenge provided state legislators an opportunity to engage in student learning while serving as role models. Twenty-five general assembly members were involved in the program, sponsoring 53 teams of students.
The NC Capitol Challenge is supported by State Farm Insurance Company for the High School level, Fidelity Investments® for the middle school level and Fifth Third Bank for the elementary school level.
The high school teams named winners were from Leesville Road High School in Wake County in first place; Paisley IB Magnet in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in second place; and Hibriten High School in Lenoir County finished in third place.
At the Middle School level, the first place team was from Cary Middle School in Wake County; and the second and third place teams were from Bailey Middle School in Mecklenburg County.
Elementary honors all went to Fairview Elementary in Buncombe County with student teams finishing in first, second and third place.
Participating School, County, Teacher, and General Assembly Members:
|School||County||Teacher||General Assembly Member|
|Mills Park Middle School||Wake||Sharon Smith||Representative Deborah K. Ross|
|Bailey Middle School||Mecklenburg||Rick Wall||Representative Thom Tillis|
|Paisley IB Magnet School||Forsyth||Kieran Brown||Representative Earline W. Parmon|
|Guy Phillips Middle School||Orange||Alvinia Boyd||Senator Eleanor Kinnaird|
|Gibsonville Elementary School||Guilford||Phyllis McCoy||Senator Phil Berger|
|York Elementary School||Wake||Valerie Alverez||Representative Tom Murry|
|East Cary Middle School||Wake||Sarah Doepner||Senator Josh Stein|
|Holly Ridge Middle School||Wake||Cheryl W. DelaCourt||Senator Richard Stevens|
|Leesville High School||Wake||Holly Laird||Representative Marilyn Avila|
|McClintock Middle School||Mecklenburg||Mitchell D’Angelo||Representative Ruth Samuelson|
|Rogers Herr Middle School||Durham||Crysta Hines||Senator Floyd B. McKissick, Jr.|
|Clyde A. Erwin High School||Buncombe||Mary Richards||Representative Susan C. Fisher|
|Rockingham County High School||Rockingham||Michael Belter||Representative Bryan R. Holloway|
|Ballantyne Elementary School||Mecklenburg||Cheri Lowe||Representative Ric Killian|
|Fairview Elementary School||Buncombe||Greg Cheatham||Representative Patsy Keever|
|Graham Elementary School||Cleveland||Susan Dedmon||Representative Wes Westmoreland|
|Hibriten High School||Caldwell||John Spicer||Representative Edgar V. Starnes|
|Our Lady of Perpetual Help||Nash||Barbara Mancari||Representative Angela R. Bryant|
|West Johnston High School||Johnston||Catherine Musial||Representative James H. Langdon, Jr.|
|Riverwood Elementary School||Johnston||Jennifer Vogel||Representative N. Leo Daughtry|
|Cherokee High School||Swain||Sharon Bradley||Representative R. Phillip Haire|
|Jefferson Elementary School||Cleveland||Susan Johnson||Representative Mike Hager|
|South Charlotte Middle School||Mecklenburg||Norman Getsinger||Senator Bob Rucho|
|Sun Valley High School||Union||Donna Nunn||Representative D. Craig Horn|
|Watauga High School||Watauga||Jesse C. Stollings, Jr.||Representative Jonathan C. Jordan|
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: www.stockmarketgame.org.
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 www.nccee.org.