Hilton students compete in Stock Market Simulation

By on May 26, 2013

Three Hilton seniors were honored at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester on May 15 for placing ninth out of 107 teams statewide in the Stock Market Simulation. They are Austin Brizee, Zach Johnson and Tyler Woodward – all students in Theresa Jasen’s Web Design/Advanced Microsoft Office course.

The object of the simulation, organized through the Democrat and Chronic newspaper, is to introduce students to the basics of investing as they work to explore and understand financial literacy as it relates to trading and investing in the U.S. stock market. The game ran from February 11 through May 3. Each team was given a virtual $100K and challenged with how much they could increase their rate of the return. Teams were divided into three business strategy roles – research analyst, business manager, and secretary/accountant – and each student took on each of the roles during the 10 weeks of play.

As part of their final project for the simulation, students were charged with creating an electronic portfolio to highlight their investing experience.

“These three young men worked very hard to achieve such an accomplishment,” said Jasen. “An they earned a 9.21 percent rate of return on their original investment.”