On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, Mercer Middle School received the official announcement that one of the school's 7th grade teams has been named the WINNER of the Georgia Council on Economic Education (GCEE) online Stock Market Game Spring 2023 competition for Georgia's 1st Congressional District. This 7th grade team achieved the highest portfolio equity of all middle schools competing in our congressional district.
The team consisted of scholars Allison Suarez Hernandez, Emma Ramirez-Ramirez, and William Perez Serrato pictured above.
From their initial investment amount of $100,000, their portfolio grew to a value of $107,489.77, a positive return of 7.4617% above S&P 500 growth. Approximately thirty of Mercer Middle's 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students participated in the online Stock Market Game Spring competition this school year and this is the second consecutive year the school received accolades as winners of the competition.
The Stock Market Game is an exciting simulation operated nationally by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation for Investor Education and coordinated for the state by the Georgia Council on Economic Education. Each year, it gives students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to invest a virtual $100,000 for 10 weeks in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. At the end of the 10 weeks, teams with the highest total equity are eligible for a variety of prizes and awards.
The students were recognized by the Georgia Council on Economic Education with a pennant, certificates, t-shirts, and invitation to an award luncheon at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA that took place on Thursday, May 11, 2023.