Woodland Elementary students perform well in the Stock Market GameSince late September, more than 100 teams of 5th and 6th graders across Minnesota have been competing in The Stock Market Game.
Since late September, more than 100 teams of 5th and 6th graders across Minnesota have been competing in The Stock Market Game. Five teams from Woodland Elementary School (WES) in Alexandria took part in the competition, with two teams placing in the top three.
Teams start with a virtual cash account of $100,000 and strive to complete the best-performing portfolio using a live trading simulation. They work in teams, practicing leadership, organization, negotiation and cooperation as they compete for the top spot.
The two teams from WES were invited to attend an awards ceremony at the Carlson School of Management on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis on January 10.
The second place team consisting of 6th graders from Bill Ziegler’s class turned their $100,000 into $109,564. Members include McKayla Woods, Laura Timm, Zach Harstad and McKena Thoennes.
The third place team of 5th grade students from Amy Korynta’s class included Wil Kopp, CJ Schlosser, Allison Prestby and Alison Amundson. They increased their portfolio to $108,338.
For information on The Stock Market Game, visit the website www.stockmarketgame.org/overview.htm.