MOULTRIE — Young investors at Colquitt County High School posted impressive gains in the Stock Market Game.

Teacher Aimette King’s students at Colquitt County High School finished in first place among teams playing the fall Stock Market Game in the Colquitt County Schools. After beginning with a hypothetical $100,000, Keith Warburg, Kaitlyn Price and Mark Huguet finished the 10-week trading period with a portfolio value of $116,500.

Sponsored by the Georgia Council on Economic Education (GCEE), the Stock Market Game is a program for Georgia students that encourages sound investing skills. It is offered every spring and fall in schools statewide. Researching markets, trends and stocks traded on major exchanges, the Stock Market Game is an exercise in investment decision making, a skill many students will use in some form for the rest of their lives.

After 10 weeks, portfolio values are added up and a statewide winner announced, along with a winning team from each school system or private school region.

Rules for the Stock Market Game encourage students to exercise sound investing practices. Students must purchase at least three stocks or shares in mutual funds over the course of the 10-week trading period and cannot invest in volatile penny stocks.

More than 40,000 students participate in the Stock Market Game in Georgia each year. Top teams from all over the state will be honored at a May 2 luncheon at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta.

Working to bring financial literacy and economic education to schools around the state for the past 33 years, GCEE receives strong support from businesses, foundations, and individuals concerned about the financial future of Georgia students, GCEE sponsors the Stock Market Game with generous support from the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts, the Bank of America, the Georgia Securities Association, INVESCO, Primerica/Citigroup Foundation, and the Southern District of the Securities Industry Association. The program is also supported nationally by the Foundation for Investor Education.

To learn more, visit the Georgia Council on Economic Education Web site at www.gcee.org.

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