Stock Market Games

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Two teams of seniors in Diana Simulcik’s economics class at North Babylon High School finished in the top 10 of more than 400 teams across Long Island in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Stock Market Games. The games are part of a 10-week program used to introduce students to the financial markets, with an integrated curriculum that teaches them math, economics, and the importance of long-term saving and investing. Teams of three to five participants made a hypothetical investment of $100,000 in real stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

“Students were introduced to the market through daily lessons and total immersion,” said Ms. Simulcik. “In all my years of participating in the program, we have never had two teams place within the top 10. The students made good, smart choices.” Stocks purchased by the students included Apple, Cisco Systems, AT&T, Caterpillar and McDonald’s.

Placing second across Long Island with $108,831.80 was the team of Scott Langdon, Michael Reda and John Scocca. In eighth place was the team of Ja’Saun Boneparte, Fabienne Edouard, Jasmine Jones, Nicole Magnan and Antoinette Smith, finishing with $105,793.78.