• TMMS students excel in The Stock Market Game
By Wayne Parham

Shown above are the Stock Market Game winners for McDuffie County and their teachers. They are (front from left) Charles Osborn, Zachary English, (back) Julie Gerlach, Jonah Lewis, Spencer Stallmann, Mason Spivey, Cody Alleva, and Bazy Brite. Photo by Wayne Parham.

Two teams from Thomson-McDuffie Middle School excelled in The Stock Market Game and won a trip to Atlanta to be recognized as county winners.
One team competed in the fall and the other in the spring. The Stock Market Game gives students a hypothetical $100,000 to invest in the stock market. Teams try to make a profit during the 10 weeks.
“They invest it online on real prices of stocks and then based on how much they have at the end of the game,” said Julie Gerlach, who teaches eighth grade Georgia studies at TMMS.
The two-person team of Charles Osborn and Jonah Lewis, both eighth-graders, ended the investing contest in the fall with a profit of $6,638. They placed first in the school and thereby also first in the county.
“We mostly played it safe. If we really believed in a stock that was going to do good, we played it by ear,” said Lewis.
Osborn said the stock that really soared during the time was Amazon.
“It went up a lot. If we had bought it when it was down we would have made more,” said Charles.

To read more on this story, see the Wed., May 22, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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