Woodland MS Soars in Stock Market Game

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Three students at Woodland Middle School won first and second place in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) 2016 Stock Market Game.

SIFMA is dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of the financial markets with a focus on youth. The organization’s Stock Market Game is a curriculum-based program where teams of students in grades 4-12 learn about the global marketplace and long-term saving and investing fundamentals by using hypothetical brokerage accounts. Students work together to build and manage investment portfolios, analyze, strategize and explore their choices for success.

Eighth-grader Aniello Morgillo placed first and Saily Gamez and Sarah McKenzie placed second among 119 teams in the middle school division of the competition. The students invested their money in Apple, Dollar Tree, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks and Victoria Secret Pink.

The district congratulates these students on their achievements.