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Competing against 259 teams across central Alabama, two Central High School teams placed in the top positions in the Alabama Stock Market Game this year.
Central High School senior economics students have been receiving a scholarship to participate in the Alabama Stock Market Game for more than a decade, and although we have had teams place in the Top 10 before, this is the first time we have had a first-place team.
Teams are given a fictitious $100,000 to invest in stocks, bonds and mutual funds over an 8-week period. Central’s economics teacher does not give the students many instructions other than watch the news and apply what they learned about supply and demand, particularly non-price determinants like trends (which young people are really good at picking up on early), as well as elasticity.
The portfolio of the winning team made up of Tori Davis, Emilee Brown, Jeiby Garcia, and Lexie Griffin showed they did exactly what they were instructed to do. Their portfolio included Coinbase Global, a cryptocurrency exchange company; Lululemon, an athletic apparel company; Mandiant, a cybersecurity company; and Tesla, an electric car manufacturer.
Central also had the number 3 team in the game. Team members were Nicholas Tidwell, Tucker Skinner and Wesley Thomas.
All the winning students received prize money for being Top 3 winners in the Alabama Stock Market Game.