CCSD Students Named Regional Champs in Economics Competition
Woodstock High School seniors James Sow, left, and Jack Plower arrive at the ceremony to be honored as the Congressional District 11 High School Fall and Spring Champions for the Stock Market Game of Georgia presented by the Georgia Council on Economic Education.
Cherokee County School District students are the regional middle and high school champions in an annual economics competition!
The Woodstock High School and E.T. Booth Middle School students excelled in the Stock Market Game of Georgia presented by the Georgia Council on Economic Education.
Through the competition, students learn about personal finance and economics and sharpen their math, research and social studies and current events skills. Through the simulation, participating students invest virtual funds in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Through research, teamwork and critical thinking, students work to improve their portfolio, and the team with the highest portfolio value at the end of the game period wins.
More than 24,000 students statewide competed this school year, and winners for each Congressional District recently were honored at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Woodstock High School senior James Sow was honored as the Congressional District 11 High School Fall Champion, and senior Jack Plower was named the Congressional District 11 High School Spring Champion. Their AP Economics teacher is Josh Sailers.
The team of E.T. Booth Middle School eighth-graders Nick D'Aquino, Aidan Moriarity and Colby Weiner were named the Congressional District 11 Middle School Champions. Their Georgia Studies teacher is John Wilson. In addition to winning the regional Congressional District competition, the team placed 18th in the state for earning a 14.64 percent return on their investment.
“Congratulations to our winners! It’s important for our graduates to understand economics and personal finance, and the annual challenge of the Stock Market Game make this learning more exciting,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Thank you to our social studies and economics teachers for their investment in our students’ learning and congratulations to Josh and John on this year’s competition success.”
E.T. Booth Middle School eighth-graders, from left, Aidan Moriarity, Nick D'Aquino and Colby Weiner are honored as the Congressional District 11 Middle School champions for the Stock Market Game of Georgia presented by the Georgia Council on Economic Education.